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P number: P000222
Old photograph number: D05086
Caption: Couston Sand and Gravel Pit near Bathgate. West Lothian.
Description: Much of the low ground beyond the pit is underlain by silt and clay of glaciolacustrine origin, and formerly worked for brick clay. Part of Torphichen, built atop a section of the Midland Valley Sill, is visible at the left-hand skyline. Sand and gravel extraction of glaciofluvial deposits at North Couston, by Patersons of Greenoakhill Ltd. A radio mast surmounts Cairnpapple Hill, formed of basalt of the Bathgate Hills Volcanic Formation.
Date taken: 01/01/1995
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: 298650
Y latitude/northing: 669150
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 311.55 KB; 1000 x 772 pixels; 85 x 65 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 204 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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