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P000008

P number: P000008
Old photograph number: C00244
Caption: Brora coal-pit, 0.8 km. west of Brora. Sutherland. Coal-pit and rock exposures (lower part of the Jurassic Corallian and Oxford Clay).
Description: Brora coal-pit, 0.8 km. west of Brora. Sutherland. Coal-pit and rock exposures (lower part of the Jurassic Corallian and Oxford Clay). The photograph shows the small colliery workings with a row of cottages to the right. The main seam of the Brora Coal was c. 3 feet 6 inches thick within which was a band of pyrites. This greatly reduced its value. Most coal in Scotland is derived from Carboniferous strata, the Brora Coal is unusual in that it is of much younger Jurassic age.
Date taken: Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 GMT 1899
Photographer: Lunn, R.
Copyright statement: Crown
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 289000
Y latitude/northing: 904000
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 234.10KB; 1000 x 740 pixels; 85 x 63 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 196 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Best of BGS Images/ Images from the archives, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Coal, Geoscience subjects/ Stratigraphical  

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