Videos tagged with "precious"
Major Archibald Douglas Monteath Mausoleum Necropolis Glasgow Scotland [00:33]
Tour Scotland video of the Major Archibald Douglas Monteath Mausoleum on visit to the Necropolis in Glasgow. Monteath served in the East India Company. Allegedly, Monteath made his fortune when an elephant carrying precious gems belonging to a Maharajah was captured and 'relieved' of its load by him. When he died £1000 was left to build his monument. There was a shortfall, however the Merchants' House gifted the extra land needed and this spectacular mausoleum was built. Based on the Knights Templar Church of the Holy Sepulchre, experts dispute whether it is modelled on the Jerusalem Church or possibly their Cambridge Church. This 30 ft diameter Neo-Norman rotunda has grotesque faces around the doorway and each niched window has a different design. In 1850 Monteath's brother, James Douglas Monteath of Rosehall and Stonebyres was also interred here.
gold panning perthshire scotland uk [14:16]
the bigger gold flakes where higher up than the the smaller bits, must have been washed down stream recently after the winter rains. the largest gold flakes i have found have been at the side of small burns in the moss on the river Gary up from calvine, further up from here at turrerich burn. the biggest nugget was about half the size of a thumb about 5 miles north on a ploughed field laying on the surface, still trying to get permission to return there. 1 days panning for the fakes on the rock, about a week at the lead hills 48 grams, tyndrum for the small nuggets in the tube if only you could get a jcb to move some big boulders out the way ? £££. quickest way to check if there's gold is find some moss at or in the river and pan that as the gold always gets caught in it
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