NN8154 : Barytes mine, Meall Tairneachan

taken 20 years ago, 4 km from Foss, Perth And Kinross, Great Britain

Barytes mine, Meall Tairneachan
Barytes mine, Meall Tairneachan
The mine was opened to extract barytes, a mineral which is mostly barium sulphate. Barium containing compounds are dense so this common mineral has found a use as a component of mud, a heavy slurry used to control the release of oil and gas from oil wells. This mine served the North Sea industry.
At the time of visit it was deserted.
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Date Taken
Friday, 30 October, 1998   (more nearby)
Saturday, 21 February, 2009
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 814 545 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:40.0371N 3:56.1686W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 814 544
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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