NS6928 : Roadside Quarry

taken 10 years ago, near to Muirkirk, East Ayrshire, Great Britain

Roadside Quarry
Roadside Quarry
An igneous intrusion being quarried for road metal. The greyish coloured rock is possibly of the dolerite family of dyke intrusions. The more pink coloured rock contains more felspar and is a baked fine grained felspathic sandstone. This is not so good as a road metal. The 'burn marks' seen on some of the loose rocks are evidence of contact metamorphism.
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NS6928, 11 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 26 February, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 4 March, 2007
Category
Quarry   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 698 289 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:32.2063N 4:3.8228W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 698 289
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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