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P000012

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P number: P000012
Old photograph number: C01087
Caption: Easdale Island. Argyllshire. Easdale Slate quarry in 'Black Slate Group'. The working face.
Description: Easdale Island. Argyllshire. Easdale Slate quarry in 'Black Slate Group'. The working face. The photograph shows a working crane and a narrow gauge railway with a truck. Note the precarious ladder used by the quarrymen. The cleavage dips steeply from left to right, and the bedding is almost indistinguishable (the working faces are mainly cleavage planes, the wrinkling on the latter being due to an incipient strain-slip cleavage). The 'Easdale Slates' are a dark blue-grey colour and can become slightly 'browned' by superficial weathering. The slates usually contain scattered crystals of iron pyrites, the 'diamonds' of the quarrymen.
Date taken: Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 GMT 1904
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: 173500
Y latitude/northing: 717500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 331.76 KB; 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/ Slates  

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