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P000120

P number: P000120
Old photograph number: C03742
Caption: Rubislaw Quarry. Aberdeenshire. General view of floor and west wall of this granite quarry, showing west-south-westerly running joints and material brought down by blasting.
Description: Rubislaw Quarry. Aberdeenshire. General view of floor and west wall of this granite quarry, showing west-south-westerly running joints and material brought down by blasting. Holes, six metres long were drilled using pneumatic drills, black powder was inserted and then blasted. The natural weakness of the joint planes was used in deciding where to drill and blast.
Date taken: Thu Jun 01 00:00:00 BST 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: Portrait
Size: 354.74KB; 714 x 1000 pixels; 60 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 189 x 265 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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