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P number: P000014
Old photograph number: C01089
Caption: Easdale Island. Argyllshire. Easdale Slate quarry in 'Black Slate Group'.
Description: Easdale Island. Argyllshire. Easdale Slate quarry in 'Black Slate Group'. 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). Note the two cranes and two railway trucks and the railway lines on the middle level. Other slate belts in Scotland where quarrying occurred are restricted to the Grampian Highlands; they include the Ballachulish belt in the Ballachulish Slates; the Highland Border belt in the Aberfoyle Slates, extending from north Arran to Dunkeld then Stonehaven; and the Banff-Aberdeen belts in the Macduff Slates and less important outcrops near Dufftown, Keith and Tomintoul.
Date taken: 01/01/1904
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: Portrait
Size: 269.54 KB; 726 x 1000 pixels; 61 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 192 x 265 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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