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P number: P207950
Old photograph number: A08028
Caption: Opencast coal, a worked-out site before restoration, Sowell Wood opencast site, Sowell Bridge, Yorkshire.
Description: Looking north-east at Sowell Wood opencast site, 830 yd. W. 46 degrees N. Sowell Bridge. A worked-out site before restoration. The general view shows an opencast site after the coal has been worked out and the cuts filled but before levelling of the surface has commenced. Beyond the site is Wharncliffe Silkstone Colliery. The prominent heap by the colliery is the tip of material from underground workings. The Silkstone coal is one of the three primary seams worked in the Barnsley area, the other two are the Barnsley and the Parkgate. The basic method of working was by removing the overburden in a series of cuts 40 feet wide parallel to the outcrop edge. Overburden was removed using a variety of equipment and methods e.g. scrapers, tractor/scrapers and dozers, high-lift shovels and draglines. The development of coal mining in the Barnsley area has been largely dependant on the working of three seams, the Silkstone, Parkgate and the Barnsley coals.
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
Size: 172.46 KB; 1000 x 702 pixels; 85 x 59 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 186 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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