P000016

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P number: P000016
Old photograph number: C01534
Caption: Holborn Head Quarry, 4.0 km. north-east of Thurso. Caithness. Flagstone quarry showing working face and workmen.
Description: Holborn Head Quarry, 4.0 km. north-east of Thurso. Caithness. Flagstone quarry showing working face and workmen. The workmen are removing the 'tirring' (superficial deposits and inferior flagstones) from the marketable rock. Flagstones and waste are removed on carts or railway to the cutting sheds. Flagstones are thinly-bedded fine sandstones that split easily into flat, parallel-sided paving stones or flags. The Caithness Flagstones were laid down in freshwater lakes during the Devonian (Old Red Sandstone) period.
Date taken: 01/01/1910
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: 310500
Y latitude/northing: 971500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 219.34 KB; 1000 x 727 pixels; 85 x 62 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 192 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Building stones, sandstone  

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