SJ1340 : Rapid disintegration of slate in a Deeside Quarry wastetip

taken 11 years ago, near to Glyndyfrdwy, Denbighshire/Sir Ddinbych, Great Britain

Rapid disintegration of slate in a Deeside Quarry wastetip
Rapid disintegration of slate in a Deeside Quarry wastetip
The type of slate worked in the NE Wales was far less durable than that of Snowdonia. Roofing slates made from this rock quite rapidly degraded in our type of wet, cool climate and were fit only for export to arid countries. The waste tips clearly show evidence of the weathering of the slate waste. However, most of the output of NE Wales slate quarries was slab slate.
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SJ1340, 24 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 9 June, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 4 July, 2007
Category
Quarry (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 138 405 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:57.3281N 3:17.0385W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 138 405
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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