NS8166 : Any old ironstone?

taken 12 years ago, near to Caldercruix, North Lanarkshire, Great Britain

Any old ironstone?
Any old ironstone?
In the middle of the 19th century a railway siding including a couple of zig-zag reversals was built from the Bathgate to Airdrie railway line at Stepends southwards past Annies Hill. En route it served a small colliery and it ended at two opencast ironstone pits, now flooded, which are the low black mounds where the land starts to rise. Although the pits were probably worked out by the 1880s and the railway had been taken up, its course can still be traced almost in its entirety. One also suspects that by now, this view taken in 2006, will have been obliterated as the trees in the foreground grow.
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NS8166, 7 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 January, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 30 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Quarrying, Mining  Railways  Derelict, Disused  Moorland 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 8181 6604 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:52.3788N 3:53.4301W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 8149 6632
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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