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P number: P000159
Old photograph number: C03807
Caption: Sgurr Coire nan Gobhar, Loch Nevis, Knoydart. Inverness-shire. Opencast mica workings. No. 1 Working. West end of lower bench showing workmen excavating mica books.
Description: Sgurr Coire nan Gobhar, Loch Nevis, Knoydart. Inverness-shire. Opencast mica workings. No. 1 Working. West end of lower bench showing workmen excavating mica books. The photograph illustrates the small scale of the workings. Due to its high value in proportion to its weight and a value based on quality rather than quantity and its fragility, the mineral is mined with extreme care. The workmen can be seen wielding picks, shovels and crowbars. Deposits tend to be small and irregular and the mica is unevenly distributed throughout the deposit. No estimates of reserves can be made beyond the amounts actually in sight from day to day.
Date taken: 01/01/1945
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: 179500
Y latitude/northing: 796500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 280.04 KB; 1000 x 717 pixels; 85 x 61 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 190 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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