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HER Number:MDV5289
Name:Ore found at settlement on Dean Moor

Summary

Pebble of tin ore found in Hut 5b. Edges well rounded showing abrasion by water. Composed largely of granular cassiterite admixed with some quartz and decayed felspar. A small globule, almost spherical, was found in Hut 7. Iron ore found in Hut 2. A high-grade ironstone consisting of haematite and specularite in close admixture.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 677 654
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDean Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDEAN PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/73/13

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ORE (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2200 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Fox, A., 1957, Excavations at Dean Moor (1954-1956), pg. 73-75 (Article in Serial). SDV167114.

Pebble of tin ore found in Hut 5b. Edges well rounded showing abrasion by water. Composed largely of granular cassiterite admixed with some quartz and decayed felspar. Specific gravity: 5.22. Dull purplish colour due to reddish cassiterite and some ferric iron.
A small globule, almost spherical, was found in Hut 7. Vitreous lustre in reflected light, reddish colour, surface flecked with small pale milk-white blotches. Surface vesicular. Chemical analysis not possible on so small a specimen.
Iron ore found in Hut 2. A high-grade ironstone consisting of haematite and specularite in close admixture.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV167114Article in Serial: Fox, A.. 1957. Excavations at Dean Moor (1954-1956). Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 89. Paperback Volume. pg. 73-75. [Mapped feature: #33142 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV14799Related to: Enclosed hut circle settlement on Dean Moor, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV14221Related to: Monastic homestead submerged by Avon Dam Reservoir, Dean Prior (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8466 - Excavations in the Avon Valley

Date Last Edited:Jan 29 2021 9:00AM