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P000052

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P number: P000052
Old photograph number: C02421
Caption: Glebe Quarry, Saltcoats. Ayrshire. Ayrshire Bauxitic Clay. The quarry was situated in the field behind the parish church.
Description: Glebe Quarry, Saltcoats. Ayrshire. Ayrshire Bauxitic Clay. The quarry was situated in the field behind the parish church. The quarry was first opened in 1918. After working the best material is sent to Newcastle for use as a refractory, some is sold for use in the manufacture of alum. Note the closeness of the residential areas of Saltcoats. Bauxite is composed of hydrated aluminium oxides, and is formed by the weathering of the Millstone Grit (Carboniferous) lavas in a sub-aerial to lagoonal tropical environment.
Date taken: Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 GMT 1919
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: 225500
Y latitude/northing: 641500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 329.16 KB; 1000 x 728 pixels; 85 x 62 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 193 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Best of BGS Images/ Images from the archives, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Bauxite  

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