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P000050

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P number: P000050
Old photograph number: C02417
Caption: Huntershill Quarry, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow. Lanarkshire. Mines in the Bishopbriggs Sandstone.
Description: Huntershill Quarry, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow. Lanarkshire. Mines in the Bishopbriggs Sandstone. Originally quarried but then mined by stoop and room (pillar and stall) as the overburden of poor quality rock and glacial till increased. The rock is thickly-bedded and capable of providing large blocks up to 12 ft. by 6 ft. Note the size of the galleries using the figure for scale. Some were up to 15 m. high. Bishopbriggs Sandstone is from the Upper Limestone Formation of Lower Carboniferous age. Mining ceased in 1907 when a roof fall killed 5 men.
Date taken: Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 GMT 1913
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: 260500
Y latitude/northing: 669500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 262.19 KB; 1000 x 757 pixels; 85 x 64 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 200 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Best of BGS Images/ Images from the archives, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Building stones, sandstone  

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