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P number: P001574
Old photograph number: MNS04465
Caption: Locharbriggs Sandstone Quarry, Locharbriggs, near Dumfries, Dumfriesshire. Freeing the block of sandstone from the quarry face 1. Drilling holes for the placing of gunpowder.
Description: Locharbriggs Sandstone Quarry, Locharbriggs, near Dumfries, Dumfriesshire. Freeing the block of sandstone from the quarry face 1. Drilling holes for the placing of gunpowder. The blocks of sandstone must first be separated from the quarry face or floor, in this case it is being prepared for separation by blasting. A series of holes are drilled into which gunpowder charges are inserted and fired, so releasing the block. A quarryman is drilling holes for placing of gun powder using a pneumatic drill. The hose for the compressed air supply can be seen attached to the drill.
Date taken: 01/01/1984
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: 299000
Y latitude/northing: 580900
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Portrait
Size: 381.41 KB; 993 x 1000 pixels; 84 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 263 x 265 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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