NS9969 : East Kirkton Quarry

taken 4 years ago, near to Boghall, West Lothian, Great Britain

East Kirkton Quarry
East Kirkton Quarry
An outcrop of limestone, discontinuous as a result of faulting, runs through the Bathgate Hills, roughly south to north, and has been extensively quarried. The quarries are all long and narrow, abandoned, and mostly very overgrown. East Kirkton is of international importance because it has yielded a quantity of very significant fossils, including 'Westlothiana lizziae', popularly known as 'Lizzie', which is a key link between amphibians and reptiles. 'Lizzie' was found in 1988 and is now in the National Museum of Scotland.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 26 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 9900 6915 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:54.2895N 3:37.0238W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 9900 6913
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