P001513

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P number: P001513
Old photograph number: D02514
Caption: Oblique aerial view of the Westfield Opencast Coal Mine from the north-eastFife Region. Cut to extract the abnormally thick development of coals (Boglochty Beds) in the Passage Group of the Namurian of the Scottish Carboniferous succession.
Description: Oblique aerial view of the Westfield Opencast Coal Mine from the north-eastFife Region. Cut to extract the abnormally thick development of coals (Boglochty Beds) in the Passage Group of the Namurian of the Scottish Carboniferous succession. The excavation is about 200 metres deep and has cut through strata from just above the top of the Middle Coal Measures (Westphalian B) down to the Calmy Limestone of Namurian (E2) age. At the top are the processing plants. The Westfield Open Pit is worked by Costain Mining Limited on behalf of the National Coal Board Opencast Executive.
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: Landscape
Size: 391.11 KB; 1000 x 989 pixels; 85 x 84 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 262 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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