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P number: P213712
Old photograph number: A15108
Caption: Gregory's Quarry, Wilsford Heath.
Description: Gregory's Quarry, Wilsford Heath. Limestone working, Gregory's Quarry. A slightly narrower angle of view of the foregoing subject, with a figure providing scale. This shows how the crane-operated chain and hook are used to manipulate the freed block to allow the rigging of a lifting loop as seen above. After removal of the block of rock to the adjacent working bench surface the basal thin-bedding slab was manually split away to leave a monumental block formed from a single 'post' - probably a single cross-bedded unit.
Date taken: 01/09/1991
Photographer: Evans, H.J.
Copyright statement: NERC
X longitude/easting: 498950
Y latitude/northing: 341090
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Portrait
Size: 223.37 KB; 668 x 1000 pixels; 57 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 177 x 265 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Best of BGS Images/ Industrial geology, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Quarries, Geoscience subjects/ Rocks, sedimentary/ Limestone  

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