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P000118

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P number: P000118
Old photograph number: C03740
Caption: Rubislaw Quarry. Aberdeenshire. A view showing the huge oval pit-like form of this grey muscovite-biotite granite quarry with a smaller pit on the floor.
Description: Rubislaw Quarry. Aberdeenshire. A view showing the huge oval pit-like form of this grey muscovite-biotite granite quarry with a smaller pit on the floor. The good stone was always at depth below the poor surface layers so the quarry became very deep. A method of hauling the stone from such depths was one using a local invention called 'blondin' wires. Several are seen stretched across the 122 m. deep quarry opening. Rubislaw is often regarded as the most famous of the Aberdeen granite quarries supplying building and monumental stone since it opened in 1741.
Date taken: 01/06/1939
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: 391500
Y latitude/northing: 805500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 322.53 KB; 1000 x 729 pixels; 85 x 62 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 193 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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