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Caption: Cornstone from Linksfield Quarry, Morayshire.
Description: An outcrop of Old Red Sandstone cornstone runs from just south of Elgin north-eastwards to the coast through Nether Meft and Stonewells in Morayshire. It is Upper Old Red Sandstone in age (Devonian). British Geological Survey Petrology Collection sample number MC 7663. Moray and Nairn are both exceptionally poor in limestones. The area has Dalradian metamorphic rocks entirely devoid of limestones, however a calcareous band occurs in the Middle Old Red Sandstone and is exposed in several localities but it is of no economic value. What is important are the cornstones in the Upper Old Red Sandstone. One, at Cothall, near Forres was worked on a considerable scale. Other cornstones with cherty bands which outcrop near Elgin have been worked in the past.
Date taken: 25/06/1905
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Orientation: Landscape
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