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P number: P000151
Old photograph number: C03785
Caption: Woodbank Site, north of East Wemyss. Fifeshire. Opencast coal production. A shovel excavator is loading coal into a lorry.
Description: Woodbank Site, north of East Wemyss. Fifeshire. Opencast coal production. A shovel excavator is loading coal into a lorry. View showing excavation of Dysart Main Coal with rock overburden being removed by draglines. Boulder clay is being removed by scrapers from rockhead and forms bank in centre middle distance. The Dysart Main Coal is classed as a third class hose and steam coal. Though a comparatively low grade seam, its great thickness has made it an attractive proposition for mining.
Date taken: 01/01/1944
Photographer: Fisher, W.D.
Copyright statement: Crown
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 260.23 KB; 1000 x 712 pixels; 85 x 60 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 188 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Opencast coal  

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