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P number: P526533
Caption: Specimen of Florida Buff sandstone.
Description: Sample of Florida Buff sandstone from the building stone collection of the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust. The stone has a cut surface with a variable orange-buff colour. This stone forms one of a number of samples used to select the best matching stone type for repair work in the New Town of Edinburgh. Edinburgh World Heritage Trust sample no. EWHT 86. When selecting stone for replacement it is important to understand the different geological types of building stone and their variable natural properties such as colour, texture, bedding, jointing. Careful identification and stone matching in repair and restoration work, can be aided by comparison with reference collections held by organisations such as museums and the British Geological Survey.
Date taken: 25/06/1905
Photographer: Unknown
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Orientation: Landscape
Size: 222.49 KB; 1000 x 775 pixels; 85 x 66 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 205 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Best of BGS Images/ Stone and the built heritage (Building Britain)  


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