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Caption: Limestone from Petershill Reservoir, West Lothian.
Description: A brown coarse-grained limestone composed mainly of whole and fragmentary crinoid ossicles from a quarry, 1,000 yards north 5 degrees east of the north-east end of the Petershill Reservoir, near Bathgate, West Lothian. British Geological Survey Petrology Collection sample number MC 7761. The Petershill (Blackhall) Limestone is up to 60 feet thick. It was formerly extensively worked in a series of quarries from Pertershill northwards to Wester Tartraven Farm. The limestones of West Lothian are all Carboniferous age. The Carboniferous Lower Limestone Group contains several beds of limestone and at least one of these, the Petershill (Blackhall) Limestone has been extensively worked.
Date taken: 25/06/1905
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