SN2809 : Coygen Quarry entrance

taken 3 years ago, near to Broadway, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, Great Britain

Coygen Quarry entrance
Coygen Quarry entrance
The entrance to this large quarry is at the bottom of a lane and almost at sea level. I would appear to have been worked for a very long time as there is an old tramway and quay associate with it to the east. The quarry raises questions as to why there should be a limestone quarry in an area where all the other visible rock is of old red sandstone age. The answer is that a fault has brought the limestone to the surface at this point.
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SN2809, 14 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 3 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 11 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Geological interest  Quarrying, Mining 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 2870 0935 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:45.3943N 4:28.9990W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 2872 0936
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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