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Wanlockhead Museum of Lead Mining / gold panning

Saturday, 8 July 2023
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Leader: Dr Neil Clark

A visit to the Museum of Lead Mining with a tour underground to the eighteenth century Lochnell Mine. Find out how miners lived over the centuries and learn how to pan for gold in the classic medieval site of the source of some of the gold in the Scottish Crown Jewels. We are also going out to pan for gold in the local streams; so if you are interested you should bring a bucket and spade and your wellies! Minerals can also be found in the nearby spoil heaps. Lunch in the museum is included in the price.

An additional payment of £35 is required for this excursion to cover the cost of the tour (mine, library, cottages & museum), lunch and gold panning.

Leaving Molema Building at 9:00, returning at 18:00, travelling by coach.