NS9971 : South Mine Quarry

taken 4 years ago, 3 km from Torphichen, West Lothian, Great Britain

South Mine Quarry
South Mine Quarry
This is one of the linear quarries that exploited the Petershill Limestone. The crags on the left are the rocks that overlay the limestone. They are mudstones, siltstones and sandstones laid down in a delta some 300 million years ago, when Scotland was near the Equator and the land was covered in the swamps and forests that eventually produced the coal and oil shale which were so important to the local economy in the 19th and 20th centuries.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 26 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Quarrying, Mining 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 9907 7129 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.4436N 3:37.0046W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 9907 7123
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