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P number: P001204
Old photograph number: D05080
Caption: Cairneyhill Quarry, Forrestfield, Caldercruix. Strathclyde.
Description: The prominent joint plane in the face on the right parallels a fault which runs north-westwards through the dead ground obscured beyond the face, towards the cleft visible in the distance. The buildings in shadow at the far side of the quarry house the primary and secondary crushing plant. Working quarry operated by Tilcon Ltd. in a quartz-dolerite sill belonging to the Midland Valley Sill Complex. The sill complex extends as far as the hills on the left facing Caldercruix which is situated immediately west of Hillend Reservoir.
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: 285600
Y latitude/northing: 666400
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 262.77 KB; 1000 x 783 pixels; 85 x 66 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 207 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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