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P001563

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P number: P001563
Old photograph number: MNS04284
Caption: Foss Barite Mine, Aberfeldy, Perthshire.
Description: Mining occurs only in the summer, the ore is stockpiled at the mine gates. In winter when mining has ceased the ore is transferred to Aberdeen in 20 ton lorries where it is used for making up drilling muds for the oil industry. Portal flat, opencast barite mine. Loading crushed barite onto Volvo dumper trucks for transfer to the ore stockpile beside the public road. Note the infilled pit behind the dumper truck from which 50,000 tons of barite was removed by opencast mining around the IGS drillhole 2 location.
Date taken: 01/01/1986
Photographer: Unknown
Copyright statement: Unknown
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 280800
Y latitude/northing: 754800
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 380.00 KB; 1001 x 989 pixels; 85 x 84 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 262 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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