NM8347 : Glensanda Quarry

taken 10 months ago, near to Rubha A'chamais Bhain [other Features], Highland, Great Britain

Glensanda Quarry
Glensanda Quarry
Glensanda is an immense super-quarry occupying a remote location on the south coast of the Morvern peninsula, 10 miles (17 north of Oban. The quarry, said to be the biggest coastal quarry in Europe, went into operation in 1986 and is operated via the 'glory hole' method; granite from the primary crusher drops down a 1000 foot vertical shaft (the 'glory hole') and is then transferred to the processing plant through a mile-long (1.8 km) on an underground conveyor belt to the second crusher on the shore, where oceangoing ships are loaded in the deep-water berth on Loch Linnhe.

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Loch Linnhe, Scotland
Loch Linnhe is a sea loch on the west coast of Scotland. The name Linnhe is derived from the Gaelic word linne, meaning "pool". The part upstream of Corran is known in Gaelic as An Linne Dhubh (the black pool, originally known as Loch Abar), and downstream as An Linne Sheileach (the salty pool).

Loch Linnhe follows the line of the Great Glen Fault, and is the only sea loch along the fault. Approximately 31 miles in length, it opens onto the Firth of Lorne at its south western end. The town of Fort William lies at the northeast end of the loch, at the mouth of the River Lochy.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 25 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Friday, 21 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Quarrying, Mining  Estuary, Marine 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 830 473 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:34.0909N 5:31.9550W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 84 46
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Loch Linnhe  Sea Loch  Quarry  Aggregates  Quay 

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