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P001512

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P number: P001512
Old photograph number: D02513
Caption: Oblique aerial view of the Westfield Opencast Coal Mine from the south-south-west, Fife Region. The site covers 1285 acres of which the excavation shown to the north of the Kinglassie-Ballingry road covers 920 acres.
Description: Oblique aerial view of the Westfield Opencast Coal Mine from the south-south-west, Fife Region. The site covers 1285 acres of which the excavation shown to the north of the Kinglassie-Ballingry road covers 920 acres. The photograph shows the various working benches and the coal haul roadways used by the 35 ton capacity dump trucks to transport the mined coal to the washery complex. The open-pit works commenced in January 1961 and by 1978 21 million tons of coal had been extracted and 100 million cubic yards of excavation works undertaken.
Date taken: 01/01/1977
Photographer: Christie, A.
Copyright statement: NERC
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 321000
Y latitude/northing: 799000
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Portrait
Size: 354.58 KB; 996 x 1000 pixels; 84 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 264 x 265 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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