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Caption: Limestone from Swordle, Ardnamurchan, Argyllshire.
Description: A plain grey limestone with fine banding from a limestone quarry, a quarter of a mile west of Swordle on Ardnamurchan. British Geological Survey Petrology Collection sample number MC 7657. The chief occurrences of Jurassic limestone are in the Lower Lias and Loch Aline and Ardnamurchan. The Loch Aline quarry produced lime until the 1940s. In Ardnamurchan the quarries are now disused and were found at Mingary castle, Kilchoan and Swordle. Argyllshire has a widespread distribution of limestones. Those of economic importance are mostly Dalradian Supergroup (Precambrian) in age with a small number of relatively unimportant Jurassic limestones of purely local importance.
Date taken: 25/06/1905
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