Beeston Tin Mines ?.

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Beeston Tin Mines ?.

Postby j.c.d. » Tue 27 Jan, 2015 8:10 pm

As a relatively new member I wonder A. if this is the correct place for this subject and B. is it has been discussed before. "Beeston area Tin Mines" Help.
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Re: Beeston Tin Mines ?.

Postby LupusAlatus » Tue 27 Jan, 2015 8:19 pm

hi i'm more new than you so no idea if its been discussed before sorry. I do know Beeston quite well though, do you know where in Beeston they were located or the entrance? I've never heard of tin mines though but i'm still a young un and want to learn
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Re: Beeston Tin Mines ?.

Postby The Parksider » Tue 27 Jan, 2015 10:49 pm

No tin mines in Beeston.

No jam butty mines either....

It's riddled with coil oil's though.
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Re: Beeston Tin Mines ?.

Postby j.c.d. » Tue 27 Jan, 2015 11:12 pm

I have obviously been given duff information and as Parksider says the 'oiles are from coal excavations, though most have been filled in. I lived there there when a couple of serious lots of subsidence happened

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Re: Beeston Tin Mines ?.

Postby jim » Wed 28 Jan, 2015 12:11 am

There was once a Leeds tin mine - in Cornwall - and a Beeston tin working, in Beeston, Cheshire. Perhaps misunderstandings in someone elses conversations led to the stories.
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Re: Beeston Tin Mines ?.

Postby Riponian » Wed 28 Jan, 2015 5:54 pm

Alas the geology is all wrong for tin in that part of Yorkshire. Tin deposition is related to hydrothermal deposition from an underlying granite formation. It's similar to that for lead (in which areas in the Dales have granite under the limestone) so none here in the Coal Measures which have Millstone Grit underlying them.
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Re: Beeston Tin Mines ?.

Postby j.c.d. » Wed 28 Jan, 2015 6:30 pm

Thanks for that info. I remember reading about mining in the Middleton area (Not Broom Pit) in the 1800s when a company could sink a shaft for coal and did not have to register this with the authorities, hence 'oles all over the place. in Beeston they must have just extracted coal from near the surface.
Guess someone will fill in with more deails, hopefully.
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Re: Beeston Tin Mines ?.

Postby buffaloskinner » Wed 28 Jan, 2015 11:55 pm

JCD this may be of interest to you about mining in Middleton

http://www.fomp.co.uk/html/survey.htm

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Re: Beeston Tin Mines ?.

Postby The Parksider » Thu 29 Jan, 2015 12:06 am

Look up the old ordanance survey maps and they will show where the mines were.

There are traces but hard to find and recognise.......
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Re: Beeston Tin Mines ?.

Postby j.c.d. » Thu 29 Jan, 2015 4:50 pm

Thanks for that gen. the Beeston holes are nearly all filled in or now built on

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