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P number: P000203
Old photograph number: D04332
Caption: Pitscurry (Pitcaple) Quarry, west face, 1 km. east-north-east of Whiteford. Aberdeenshire. The rock quarried is norite, a type of gabbro. It is used as a hard-rock aggregate for road building or as a general purpose concreting aggregate.
Description: Pitscurry (Pitcaple) Quarry, west face, 1 km. east-north-east of Whiteford. Aberdeenshire. The rock quarried is norite, a type of gabbro. It is used as a hard-rock aggregate for road building or as a general purpose concreting aggregate. Gabbros of Insch Basic Mass (dark) intruded by 10 m. thick sill of tourmaline and beryl-bearing pegmatite (pale pink). Pegmatite body has both horizontal and vertical offshoots. Part of a panorama with D04333 and D04334. Gabbro is a coarse-grained basic igneous rock composed of the minerals labradorite, plagioclase and orthopyroxene.
Date taken: 01/09/1989
Photographer: McTaggart, F.I.
Copyright statement: NERC
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 372900
Y latitude/northing: 826720
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 333.79 KB; 1000 x 778 pixels; 85 x 66 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 206 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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