P001448

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P number: P001448
Old photograph number: C00595
Caption: Old Catcraig Quarry 3.6 km. east of Dunbar, East Lothian. Water spouting from a bore-hole. The bore starts from the bottom part of the Longcraig Upper Limestone.
Description: Old Catcraig Quarry 3.6 km. east of Dunbar, East Lothian. Water spouting from a bore-hole. The bore starts from the bottom part of the Longcraig Upper Limestone. The Catcraig borehole was drilled to 131 m. depth in 1905 for a coal exploration project. It proved to be barren of coal, but encountered artesian groundwater from the top of a thick sandstone unit at 22 m. below ground level. The water, which formed a 3 m. high spout after drilling was completed, was measured at between 4 and 10 litres/second flow. Considered as a supply source for Dunbar in 1907, the water was eventually piped to East Barns Farm. The flow stops during periods of drought.
Date taken: 01/01/1904
Photographer: Lunn, R.
Copyright statement: Crown
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 371500
Y latitude/northing: 677500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 179.78 KB; 1000 x 732 pixels; 85 x 62 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 194 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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