NT0576 : Philpstoun Bing

taken 6 years ago, near to Old Philpstoun, West Lothian, Great Britain

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Philpstoun Bing
Philpstoun Bing
This is a totally man-made landscape. It is the waste produced by the shale oil industry, specifically by the Philpstoun oil works in this case. The oil works started production in 1883, closed in 1931 and were dismantled in 1935. Shale bings always have that characteristic red colour, but I was surprised to see how large some of the solid lumps of waste are.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 2 December, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 4 December, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused  Waste, Waste management 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 0584 7663 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.4037N 3:30.6189W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 0581 7663
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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