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P number: P207933
Old photograph number: A08011
Caption: Opencast coal, general view of site, Spring Wood opencast site, Temple House Farm, Yorkshire.
Description: Looking west at Spring Wood opencast site, 1200 yd. N. 33 degrees W. Temple House Farm. General view of an opencast coal site. The mounds on the left are refilled cuts from which coal has been removed. At the far end of the open cut the top part of the Middleton Little Seam is being dug and brought out by lorry to the concrete road in the foreground. The soil stripped above the face of the open cut marks the position of the next cut. Heaps further to the right on the skyline have been brought from the first cut and will help to fill the final cut. The basic method of working an opencast pit was by means of a series of cuts, between 40 and 60 feet wide. The overburden from the first one or two cuts was stored. Excavation then proceeded with the overburden from new cuts being used to fill previously worked cuts. The stored overburden was used for the final one or two cuts.
Date taken: 09/06/1945
Photographer: Rhodes, J.
Copyright statement: Crown
X longitude/easting: 435500
Y latitude/northing: 431500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 223.05 KB; 1000 x 721 pixels; 85 x 61 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 191 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Quarries, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Opencast coal, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Quarries, opencast  

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