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Caption: Dolomite and calcite vein from Newbigging, Nine Lums, one mile west of Burntisland, Fife.
Description: A specimen of dolomite and calcite vein from the Newbigging Mine. Limestone varying in thickness between 15 to 23 feet was exploited entirely by mining, the workings were approached from Nine Lums by a level and cross-cut mine. British Geological Survey Petrology Collection sample number MC 7532. Dolomite and calcite veins were common in the vicinity of faults and along zones of crush and disturbance. Individual veins extended to several feet in width. The vein filling is mainly ferro-dolomite, but coarsely crystalline white calcite veining is also common. The limestone was mined by the Carron Company for use in iron smelting.
Date taken: 25/06/1905
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