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Caption: Limestone from Corrie Burn, Arran, Buteshire.
Description: Limestone from Corrie Burn, Arran, Buteshire. The county of Bute contains little limestone of economic significance. On Arran there are some outcrops of Carboniferous limestone but only the Hurlet, locally called the Corrie Limestone is of economic significance. There have been fairly extensive workings of this seam, chiefly by mining. British Geological Survey Petrology Collection sample number MC 7541. The quarry and mine workings are long since abandoned. The full thickness of the limestone was said to be 20 feet thick lying under a cover of sandstone and shale reaching 30 feet thick. The individual limestone beds are separated by partings of red fossiliferous shales and the roof of the old mines is formed of a hard band crowded with Productus giganteous, a large Carboniferous brachiopod.
Date taken: 25/06/1905
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