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Photo Info

Dimensions7360 x 4912
Original file size30.9 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceProPhoto RGB
Date taken21-Mar-18 16:36
Date modified16-Jun-19 17:58
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D810
Focal length36 mm
Focal length (35mm)36 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/40 at f/8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 320
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Lumsdale Paint Mill

Lumsdale Paint Mill

This is one of the oldest mills in the valley, known as Paint Mill because of its use in grinding barytes (Barium Sulphate) for the paint industry. The material was heated (calcined) on metal floors supported on bricks in a kiln-like structure and was used as a white pigment for paint manufacture. This mill has also been used as a lead smelting mill, to grind corn and as a bleaching mill and the wheel pit, old bleaching vats, traces of white barytes and the underground heating system with the associated chimneys to dry out the mineral are still visible.