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P000069

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P number: P000069
Old photograph number: C02909
Caption: Hillhouse Quarry, Dundonald. Ayrshire. Teschenitic dolerite sill with veins. A close-up of the quarry face clearly showing the well-developed columnar jointing.
Description: Hillhouse Quarry, Dundonald. Ayrshire. Teschenitic dolerite sill with veins. A close-up of the quarry face clearly showing the well-developed columnar jointing. At the base of the quarry face a 'Ruston' crane mounted on the light railway can be seen along with several trucks. Note the two trucks at the top of the quarry face. The columnar jointing is caused when the teschenitic dolerite lava is intruded into the country rock and cools down. Contraction causes a pattern of tensional forces acting towards a number of centres, the forces pull open a series of joints which ideally form in a hexagonal pattern.
Date taken: 01/01/1921
Photographer: Manson, W.
Copyright statement: Crown
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 234500
Y latitude/northing: 634500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 304.95 KB; 999 x 721 pixels; 85 x 61 mm (print at 300 DPI); 264 x 191 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Best of BGS Images/ Images from the archives, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Roadstone, Geoscience subjects/ Structural features/ Jointing, in igneous rocks  

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