Close House Mine

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Close House Mine
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Country England
Region North East
District Teesdale
Location NY849228
 - coordinates 54°36′2″N 2°14′4″W / 54.60056°N 2.23444°W / 54.60056; -2.23444Coordinates: 54°36′2″N 2°14′4″W / 54.60056°N 2.23444°W / 54.60056; -2.23444
Area 3.37 ha (8.33 acres)
Notification 1995
Management Natural England
Area of Search County Durham
Interest Geological
Map of England and Wales with a red dot representing the location of the Close House Mine SSSI, Co Durham
Location of Close House Mine SSSI, Co Durham
Website: Map of site

Close House Mine is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Teesdale district of west County Durham, England. It is a working opencast mine located in Arngill Beck on the north-east flank of Close House Crags, in the Lunedale Forest. The site is surrounded on three sides by the Upper Teesdale SSSI.

The mine is situated within the Lunedale fault system, at the southern limit of the Alston Block. A large barite ore body is exposed at the mine and a rare mineral, rosasite, has been identified at the site.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Close House Mine" (PDF). English Nature. 1995. Retrieved 19 July 2010.