NT0576 : Shale Shapes

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

Shale Shapes
Shale Shapes
The spent shale comes in a range of shades of red, and in this view you can see the angle of repose of each separate batch of waste, one on top of another in a sedimentary sequence analogous to, but quite unlike, a natural sequence. A bike track uses the col between the two hummocks, and the loose material is being colonised by plants including incipient carpets of what look like wild strawberries. A high summer visit could be beneficial!
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NT0576, 60 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 29 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 4 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Quarrying, Mining  Waste, Waste management 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 0557 7669 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.4329N 3:30.8796W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 0556 7668
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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