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P000128

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P number: P000128
Old photograph number: C03751
Caption: Kemnay Quarries, Kemnay. Aberdeenshire. The photograph shows a general view of surface working in grey muscovite-biotite granite. Shows pit-like form of quarry 122 m. deep.
Description: Kemnay Quarries, Kemnay. Aberdeenshire. The photograph shows a general view of surface working in grey muscovite-biotite granite. Shows pit-like form of quarry 122 m. deep. On the left of the photograph can be seen the sett-maker's yard with the 'scathies' or huts set out at regular intervals, behind is the crushing plant. The various steel lattice towers are for the blondins while below the crane on the pit edge are the 'hutches' for lowering the quarrymen to the bottom. The blondin mast on the built-up platform just right of centre was called the 'spion kop' after a battle in Natal during the Boer War.
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: 373500
Y latitude/northing: 816500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 207.70 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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