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P001521

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P number: P001521
Old photograph number: D03485
Caption: Blindwells Opencast Site, Tranent, East Lothian. The south face looking down on the stoop and room workings in the Carboniferous Great Seam Coal.The photograph also shows back-filled spoil in middle distance; and temporary spoil heap in far distance.
Description: Blindwells Opencast Site, Tranent, East Lothian. The south face looking down on the stoop and room workings in the Carboniferous Great Seam Coal.The photograph also shows back-filled spoil in middle distance; and temporary spoil heap in far distance. The stoop and room workings are the remains of former underground mining that have become exposed during the current opencast workings. The rooms are the narrow roadways, the stoops the pillars of coal. There is often enough coal left in the pillars to make it economic to mine by modern opencast methods.
Date taken: 01/07/1982
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: 341600
Y latitude/northing: 673300
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 284.21 KB; 1000 x 782 pixels; 85 x 66 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 207 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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