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P number: P000047
Old photograph number: C02187
Caption: Near entrance to No. 1 Mine in Raasay Ironstone Mines, 1.9 km. east of Raasay House. Inverness-shire.
Description: Near entrance to No. 1 Mine in Raasay Ironstone Mines, 1.9 km. east of Raasay House. Inverness-shire. Building of 'steam navvy' for removal of superficial deposits. The Bucyrus Steam Dragline or Steam Navvy (Class 14 DL Ex No.838) can be seen with its 60 foot boom. It would have had a 2 cubic yard Page bucket and a Drag bucket while the ore itself was extracted using a Bucyrus Size 14-B Rev Shovel. Beyond the No.1 Mine an inclined railway led to the opencast mining area. A rail track was positioned between the digger and the ore outcrop and across the track was a moveable hopper used to load the hutches (trucks).
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: 238.25 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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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Metalliferous mining, iron ore  

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