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Caption: Specimen of Corsehill sandstone, Corsehill Quarry, Annan, Dumfries & Galloway Region.
Description: Sample of Corsehill sandstone from the building stone collection of the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust. The stone has a cut surface with a strong reddish-orange colour. Edinburgh World Heritage Trust sample no. EWHT 66. Corsehill stone is a fine-grained reddish-brown sandstone with uniform texture. The strong red colour is caused by very fine-grained iron oxides which coat the individual quartz sand grains. It is is of Triassic age. An advert for Corsehill quarries in 1902 states that the stone is used extensively throughout England, Ireland and Scotland, and has been exported to the United States, Canada, Sweden and Denmark.
Date taken: 25/06/1905
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Orientation: Landscape
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Categories: Best of BGS Images/ Stone and the built heritage (Building Britain)  


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