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P000075

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P number: P000075
Old photograph number: C02959
Caption: Ferniegair Sand-pit, 2.4 km. south-east of Hamilton. Looking south. Lanarkshire. Glacial sands and gravel of fluvioglacial origin, showing delta-like bedding. The quarry had 6-9 m. of sand with subordinate gravel and some layers of silt and clay.
Description: Ferniegair Sand-pit, 2.4 km. south-east of Hamilton. Looking south. Lanarkshire. Glacial sands and gravel of fluvioglacial origin, showing delta-like bedding. The quarry had 6-9 m. of sand with subordinate gravel and some layers of silt and clay. The light railway tracks lead to the 20-30 ft. high working face. The face is worked manually with shovels, the marks from which are clearly visible. On the left at a higher level are more railway tracks with a bogie on one track. The sand and subordinate gravels were used for building and concrete sand and for horticultural sand for bedding plants. Some of the sand mixed with a bond was also used for iron moulding.
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: 273500
Y latitude/northing: 654500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 277.27 KB; 1000 x 725 pixels; 85 x 61 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 192 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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