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P000017

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P number: P000017
Old photograph number: C01543
Caption: Scrabster Quarry, 2.4 km. north-west of Thurso. Caithness. A view of the processing area with cutting tables and sawing sheds with a steam-driven crane in the background.
Description: Scrabster Quarry, 2.4 km. north-west of Thurso. Caithness. A view of the processing area with cutting tables and sawing sheds with a steam-driven crane in the background. Flagstone cutting tables with hand-saws in position. A great depth of boulder clay overlying flagstones, forms cliff in background. Note how flagstones are used for cutting tables, and the roof of the sawing sheds. Waste was often used to build local dykes. The thick overburden of boulder clay or till is a much more recent glacial deposit than the underlying Devonian (Old Red Sandstone) Caithness Flagstones.
Date taken: Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 GMT 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: 308500
Y latitude/northing: 970500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 255.06 KB; 1000 x 716 pixels; 85 x 61 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 189 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Best of BGS Images/ Images from the archives, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Building stones, sandstone  

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