P000026

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P number: P000026
Old photograph number: C02166
Caption: Black Moss, 2.4 km. north of Dinnet Station. Aberdeenshire. Processing the kieselguhr (diatomite). Initial sun-drying in the open.
Description: Black Moss, 2.4 km. north of Dinnet Station. Aberdeenshire. Processing the kieselguhr (diatomite). Initial sun-drying in the open. The first process in the method of sun-drying the kieselguhr blocks. The cut blocks are arranged in small stacks in the open field. Once partially dry they are transferred to the second process, placing in the rows of open-sided sheds as seen behind. The Dinnet diatomite deposits were first investigated from 1880-1890 by W.I. Macadam. Reserves were estimated at 800,000 cubic yards. Six cubic yards of raw material when dried would yield one ton of diatomite. Between 1910 and 1914, 1447 tons were sold almost entirely to the explosive works at Ardeer, Ayrshire.
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: 264.76 KB; 1000 x 712 pixels; 85 x 60 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 188 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Best of BGS Images/ Images from the archives, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Diatomite, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Diatomaceous earth  

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