P000009

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P number: P000009
Old photograph number: C00245
Caption: Brora coal-pit, 0.8 km. west of Brora. Sutherland. A closer view of the 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. A closer view of the coal-pit and rock exposures (lower part of the Jurassic Corallian and Oxford Clay). The coal had a strong sulphurous odour, was liable to spontaneous combustion both in the mine and on the spoil heaps or even in transit and it had a high ash content. The history of mining of this coal dates back to 1598 when Jane, Countess of Sutherland opened the first pit. Many other records of mining exist since then. In 1910 output was 6000 tons.
Date taken: 01/01/1899
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: 197.19 KB; 1000 x 741 pixels; 85 x 63 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 196 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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