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P000090

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P number: P000090
Old photograph number: C03596
Caption: Locharbriggs Quarry. Dumfriesshire. General view of working platform. Shows method of working the Permian red sandstone against the dip of the beds. Forms part of a panorama with C03597.
Description: Locharbriggs Quarry. Dumfriesshire. General view of working platform. Shows method of working the Permian red sandstone against the dip of the beds. Forms part of a panorama with C03597. At the top of the quarry are several electric-powered cranes. These powerful cranes with steel lattice jibs were capable of lifting blocks 12 feet by 6 feet to the top of the quarry. The Locharbriggs Sandstone Formation of Permian age is c. 700-1,000 m. thick and has been worked for hundreds of years.
Date taken: 01/01/1937
Photographer: Fisher, W.D.
Copyright statement: Crown
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 299500
Y latitude/northing: 580500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 322.00 KB; 1000 x 722 pixels; 85 x 61 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 191 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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