NO5253 : Tillywhandland Quarry

taken 7 years ago, near to Turin, Angus, Great Britain

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 quarriers had to remove several metres of intervening shale to get at the useful stone which was at the foot of this hole. 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.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 19 June, 2010
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Quarry   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 529 536 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:40.3287N 2:46.1721W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NO 529 536
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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