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Caption: Rock specimen of sandstone from Corsehill Quarry, Annan, Dumfries & Galloway Region, Scotland.
Description: Fine-grained reddish-brown sandstone with uniform texture. The strong red colour is caused by very fine-grained iron oxides which coat the individual quartz sand grains. This specimen is of Triassic age. British Geological Survey Petrology Collection sample number EMC5857. This specimen is from the National Portrait Gallery in Queen Street Edinburgh (1885-90), and was obtained during repairs in the 1980s. An advert for Corsehill quarries in 1902 states that the stone is used extensively throughout England, Ireland and Scotland, and has been exported to the United States, Canada, Sweden and Denmark. Size of specimen: 13x5x3 cm. Munsell colour code and colour 5YR5/4, reddish brown.
Date taken: 01/01/2003
Photographer: Bain, T.S.
Copyright statement: NERC
Additional information: EMC5857
X longitude/easting: 320600
Y latitude/northing: 570000
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Portrait
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