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P number: P207937
Old photograph number: A08015
Caption: Opencast coal, old underground ironstone workings, Sowell Wood opencast site, Sowell Bridge, Yorkshire.
Description: Looking north at Sowell Wood opencast site, 360 yd. W. 40 degrees N. Sowell Bridge. Old underground ironstone workings. The face of the cut shows, beneath a cap of soil: 25 feet sandstone; 10 feet mudstone; 5 feet High Fenton Coal (including dirt partings); 2 feet 9 in. old ironstone workings completely filled by broken rock; 1 foot 3 in. hard ironstone unworked; 1 foot Middle Fenton Coal; 2 feet mudstone; 2 feet 9 in. Lower Fenton Coal. The dark-coloured band on which the engineer's hand is resting is the Middle Fenton. None of the coals had been worked. The Fenton seam consists of several thin coals with dirt and shale partings though over most of the area they are two seams known as the Low and High Fenton coals. The main parting between them often contains ironstone and is known as the Black Mine. The other two main ironstone beds are the Claywood Ironstone just above the Silkstone Coal and the Tankersley Ironstone a few feet above the Flockton Coal.
Date taken: 08/06/1945
Photographer: Rhodes, J.
Copyright statement: Crown
X longitude/easting: 433500
Y latitude/northing: 349500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Quarries, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Quarries, opencast  


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