P527600

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P number: P527600
Caption: Muscovite mica from the Loch Nevis Mica Prospect, Knoydart, Invernessshire.
Description: A specimen of muscovite mica from the quartz-mica pegmatite on Sgurr Coire nan Gobhar in Knoydart situated about 1.5 miles north-north-west of Kylesknoydart and 300 yards south-east from Loch Coir an Lochan. British Geological Survey Petrology Collection sample number MC 7380. The muscovite was quarried here in 1943-1944. The rock was blasted and quarried and the mica transported by pony down a track constructed by troops which were training in the area. The mica was rough-dressed in a shed and transported from a jetty by boat to Mallaig and from there by rail to Rannoch and then by bus to the sorting factory at Pitlochry.
Date taken: 25/06/1905
Photographer: Unknown
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Orientation: Landscape
Size: 129.88 KB; 1000 x 665 pixels; 85 x 56 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 176 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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