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P number: P207931
Old photograph number: A08009
Caption: Opencast coal, drainage box cut, Barnby Bridge opencast site, Yorkshire.
Description: Looking south-east at Barnby Bridge opencast site, 500 yd. N. 42 degrees W. Barnby Bridge. Drainage box-cut on opencast coal site. On this site large quantities of water broke from the black shale above the Flockton Coal and interfered with working along the strike. The water was managed by cutting a trench down dip to collect the water which is being pumped from the far end of the box-cut. The coal rests on clay and has an overburden of 12 ft. of black shales with ironstone bands, overlain by bands of sandstone and shale totalling another 10 ft. The Flockton Thick Coal, the most important of the two Flockton coals is usually identified by the overlying Tankersley Ironstone. It occurs as two beds a lower about one foot thick and an upper about two feet thick separated by 3 to 4 feet of dirt.
Date taken: 10/06/1945
Photographer: Rhodes, J.
Copyright statement: Crown
X longitude/easting: 429500
Y latitude/northing: 408500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 316.26 KB; 1000 x 759 pixels; 85 x 64 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 201 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Quarries, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Quarries, opencast  


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