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Caption: Loch Tay Limestone from Glendaruel House, Argyllshire.
Description: A metamorphosed limestone with white mica, quartz and albite of Dalradian Supergroup (Precambrian) age. British Geological Survey Petrology Collection sample number MC 7654. The Loch Tay Limestone makes an extensive outcrop on the west side of Glendaruel. It was formerly quarried in the sides of a stream 750 yards north of Glendaruel House, where a considerable thickness of limestone is exposed, with some mica-schist partings and sills of epidiorite. Limestones are both plentiful and widely distributed in Argyll and although rarely of the highest degree of purity they are frequently of moderate or good quality. At one time they were quarried and burnt in almost every part of the county, but by the 1940s the number of kilns in operation had steadily declined to four quarries producing ground limestone, and one at which limestone was burnt for local use.
Date taken: 25/06/1905
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