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P001570

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P number: P001570
Old photograph number: MNS04300
Caption: Foss Barite Mine, Aberfeldy, Perthshire. 670 m. level B1 stope. A miner is shown simulating the use of a jackleg drilling machine for making holes into which explosives are inserted. Note the walls coated in fine barite dust from previous drilling.
Description: Foss Barite Mine, Aberfeldy, Perthshire. 670 m. level B1 stope. A miner is shown simulating the use of a jackleg drilling machine for making holes into which explosives are inserted. Note the walls coated in fine barite dust from previous drilling. The jackleg is the light bar supporting the jackhammer. The black hose running with the jackleg to the drilling machine is for the compressed air supply. The typical cycle of mining is drilling, blasting, mucking (removal of broken rock) and then ground support (if necessary).
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: 364.90 KB; 1000 x 999 pixels; 85 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 264 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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