NY5857 : Foresthead Quarry

taken 7 years ago, near to Forest Head, Cumbria, Great Britain

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Foresthead Quarry
Foresthead Quarry
The quarry was dug initially for limestone in the late C18th, which was used in the nearby lime kilns where local coal was also available as fuel. It was later used to extract shale until the latter half of the C20th LinkExternal link
The anticline in the Great Limestone is a notable geological feature and can be seen at the end of the quarry NY5857 : Anticline in the Great Limestone at Foresthead Quarry
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Date Taken
Friday, 6 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 7 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Grassland  Quarrying, Mining 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 5845 5740 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:54.5743N 2:38.9757W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 5851 5750
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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