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Shotholes containing lime in a Mendip lead mine (UBSS Proceedings v.16(3))

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Stanton,W.I., 1983. Shotholes containing lime in a Mendip lead mine. UBSS Proceedings, 16(3) , pp 185-189 Download PDF.

Abstract: Shotholes in an 18th century lead mine were tamped with a mixture of lime and grit, possibly to keep the gunpowder charge dry by absorbing moisture. Lime-blasting was not used at this site.

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