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Caption: Limestone from north-east of Queenzieburn, Stirlingshire.
Description: A light, fine to medium-grained limestone with some black, possibly carbonaceous material from 1.5 miles north-east of Queenzieburn. The specimen is from the Blackhall Limestone, known locally as the Shields Limestone. British Geological Survey Petrology Collection sample number MC 7540. A number of north-south trending outcrops occur in this area and have been worked on a small scale. Three Carboniferous Lower Limestone Group limestones outcrop, the Main Campsie or Hurlet Limestone, the Shields or Blackhall Limestone and the Bellarophon Limestone. Stirling has been a small producer of lime for many years, chiefly from the Lower Limestone Group beds in the Lennoxtown area. Other locations in the county where limestone was worked are Balmaha, Ballagan Burn and the Murrayshall Limestone Mine at Cambusbarron.
Date taken: 25/06/1905
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