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P000020

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P number: P000020
Old photograph number: C01553
Caption: White Moss Quarry, 4.8 km. south-east of Thurso. Caithness. Quarry in the 'stone-slates' i.e., thin flags splitting along the bedding planes.
Description: White Moss Quarry, 4.8 km. south-east of Thurso. Caithness. Quarry in the 'stone-slates' i.e., thin flags splitting along the bedding planes. Stone slates are not true slates but a very hard, thin, dark, micaceous flag that was universally used as a roofing material. The spades are used for levering the 'slates' while they were trimmed into shape by hand with a hammer against a straight edge. Stone slates are one of five grades of stone quarried in Caithness: Rough flags or second quality flagstones; First quality flagstones; Stone slates; Building stone; Road metal.
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: 315500
Y latitude/northing: 965500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 309.60 KB; 1000 x 732 pixels; 85 x 62 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 194 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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