P001636

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P number: P001636
Old photograph number: C03877
Caption: Oil wells on lands of Cousland, Midlothian (Anglo-American Oil Co.). Core shed and examination of cores.
Description: Oil wells on lands of Cousland, Midlothian (Anglo-American Oil Co.). Core shed and examination of cores. Records are kept of the depth from which the core was obtained, the lithology of the rocks and any important sedimentary structures and fossils. After this initial examination the core would be transported to the Geological Survey of Great Britain core store for more detailed examination. The resulting borehole logs are kept in the Survey archive and are still available today. From studies of the core it is possible to work out the stratigraphic sequence and by using indicator fossils or microfossils found in the core it would be possible to date the rock and correlate its geology with other areas as well as discover traces of hydrocarbons.
Date taken: 01/01/1945
Photographer: Fisher, W.D.
Copyright statement: Crown
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 337500
Y latitude/northing: 668500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 226.62 KB; 1000 x 755 pixels; 85 x 64 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 200 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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