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Caption: Limestone from Ballachullish, Argyllshire.
Description: Fine-grained banded white Balachullish Limestone from Kentallen, Argyllshire. Part of the Lochaber Group of the Dalradian Supergroup (Precambrian) the Balachullish Limestone was never regarded as of economic importance due to the poor to moderate quality and lack of suitable outcrops for quarrying. British Geological Survey Petrology Collection sample number MC 7547. The Balachullish Limestone Formation, to give it its modern name, is a series of grey-green calcareous phyllites, cream and grey dolostones, dark bluish-grey limestones and intercalations of slaty pelite. Limestones are plentiful and widely distributed in Argyll though seldom of the highest purity. At one time they were quarried and burnt for lime all over the county but now this has declined.
Date taken: 25/06/1905
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