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P000062

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P number: P000062
Old photograph number: C02888
Caption: West Calder, 320 m. south-south-west of United Presbyterian Church and 25.8 km. south-west of Edinburgh. Site of borehole 1919-1921. Midlothian.
Description: West Calder, 320 m. south-south-west of United Presbyterian Church and 25.8 km. south-west of Edinburgh. Site of borehole 1919-1921. Midlothian. Near view of rotary oil well drilling rig, showing part of derrick, the beam, casing etc. The boring is situated on the crest of a well-marked anticlinal axis at a height of 628 feet above O.D. It commenced in the Oil-Shale Group of the Carboniferous Calciferous Sandstone Series. After almost 4000 feet of drilling it produced only slight traces of oil and gas.
Date taken: 01/01/1921
Photographer: Tait, D.
Copyright statement: Crown
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 300500
Y latitude/northing: 662500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Portrait
Size: 230.93 KB; 738 x 1000 pixels; 62 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 195 x 265 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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