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Barytes Mine

Barytes Mine

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Date From

1935

Photo shows pit head gear with four men in the case waiting to descend. The men are J. Gibson, E Arthur , T Ballantyne, J. McMurdo. The mine produced barium sulphate [barytes] which was used as a filter by the paint and paper industries, as well as in ceramics and glass production. A quartz like mineral, it varies in colour from pure white[high quality] to light pink.

Date To

1940

Theme

Industry

Subtheme 1

Mining

Subtheme 2

Minerals

Subtheme 3

Place

Gasswater

Parish

Auchinleck

Format

Photo

Resource Type

Black & White Print

Source

Baird Institute

Reference

E11

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Creator

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Commissioned by

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Copyright Holder

©copyright East Ayrshire Libraries

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