NO5253 : Tillywhandland Quarry

taken 8 years ago, near to Turin, Angus, Great Britain

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Tillywhandland Quarry
Tillywhandland Quarry
This is one of the numerous quarries in the Old Red Sandstone of eastern Scotland which have yielded fossils of fish and other creatures and plants from the Devonian, around 400 million years ago. The workable freestone was deposited in a fluvial environment, but the fossiliferous bed was laid down in a lake, possibly created as a result of volcanic activity damming the river's outlet. The slightly sloping layers in the far face are shales and sandstones lying above the freestone and fish bed. The quarriers had to remove that depth of shale to get at the useful stone. We found a few fragments of fish and some plant material in the spoil heaps left by the quarrymen when extraction of the stone became uneconomic. Careful scrutiny will reveal the outlines of abandoned machinery dumped in the water.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Saturday, 19 June, 2010
Quarry   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 529 536 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:40.3178N 2:46.1817W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NO 529 536
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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