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P000102

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P number: P000102
Old photograph number: C03608
Caption: Corsehill Quarry, Annan. Dumfriesshire. New section of quarry. Just after a blast loosened blocks are being raised to surface using a chain sling.
Description: Corsehill Quarry, Annan. Dumfriesshire. New section of quarry. Just after a blast loosened blocks are being raised to surface using a chain sling. Note the differential weathering, the hard sandstones stand proud while the interbedded fine-grained silty mudstones being softer, are weathered back into the face. The structure at the top of the cliff is there to hold down a stay of the crane (out of view). The rock is early Triassic fine-grained water-laid sandstone. The interbedding indicates different conditions at the time of deposition of the sediments.
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: 320500
Y latitude/northing: 569500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 263.68 KB; 1000 x 724 pixels; 85 x 61 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 192 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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