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P000023

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P number: P000023
Old photograph number: C02163
Caption: Black Moss, 2.4 km. north of Dinnet Station. Aberdeenshire.The kieselguhr (diatomite) works.
Description: Black Moss, 2.4 km. north of Dinnet Station. Aberdeenshire.The kieselguhr (diatomite) works. Peat moss overlying diatomaceous earth ('kieselguhr'). The working face of the peat is seen behind with exposure of kieselguhr on extreme right. A bogie on a light railway is seen in the foreground. Diatomite is a sediment composed of the fossil remains of diatoms, unicellular green algae with microscopic siliceous tests (skeletal remains). On the death of the algae the tests become hollow spheres which when packed together become a light porous material with high absorbency. Kieselghur is a synonym for diatomite.
Date taken: 01/01/1917
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: 346500
Y latitude/northing: 801500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 291.13 KB; 1000 x 731 pixels; 85 x 62 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 193 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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