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P number: P000038
Old photograph number: C02178
Caption: The Raasay Ironstone Mine. 1.6 km. east of Raasay House, Island of Raasay. Inverness-shire. Entrance of No. 1 Mine in Lower Jurassic (Upper Lias) Ironstone.
Description: The Raasay Ironstone Mine. 1.6 km. east of Raasay House, Island of Raasay. Inverness-shire. Entrance of No. 1 Mine in Lower Jurassic (Upper Lias) Ironstone. The entrance, an adit, was driven over 300 metres in a north-easterly direction at a slope of 1 in 100. Several kilometres of narrow-gauge railway took the ore from the mine in hutches to the crusher and calcining kilns of the processing plant. A haulage cable runs over the hutch while an incomplete railway on an overbridge is seen in the foreground. William Baird and Company opened this iron ore mine just before the First World War. It was worked by British miners and German prisoners-of-war.
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: 156500
Y latitude/northing: 836500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 347.97 KB; 1000 x 722 pixels; 85 x 61 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 191 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Metalliferous mining, iron ore  

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