Find Spot record MDR3063 - Elephant Bones and Teeth, Ball Eye Mine, Bonsall Hollow, Bonsall

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Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site Buffer Zone

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Bones and molar teeth of an elephant were found in a cavity of mountain limestone during lead mining at Ball Eye Mine, near Wirksworth in 1663. (1)

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  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Buckland, W. 1861. Reliquiae Diluvianae. 61.

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Location

Grid reference SK 288 573 (point) (Approximate)
Civil Parish BONSALL, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE

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Feb 23 2017 3:33PM

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