NS4274 : Dumbuck Quarry

taken 6 years ago, near to Milton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

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Dumbuck Quarry
Dumbuck Quarry
See NS4274 : Dumbuck Quarry for a detailed description, and click on the end-note title for other views.

The huge but relatively isolated mass of rock at the far right is at the end of the quarry nearest the main road; one practical reason for retaining it is that it would act as a barrier to any material that blasting might send in that direction.

The view is from the slopes of Dumbowie Hill.
Dumbuck Quarry

The quarry, which supplies aggregates for the construction industry, is also known as Dumbuckhill Quarry. It has consumed much of Dumbuck Hill, which was a volcanic plug, located at the edge of the Kilpatrick Hills. The quarry was mothballed in 2011, but its new owners resumed operations there just a few years later.

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Date Taken
Monday, 19 January, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 12 February, 2015
Geographical Context
Quarrying, Mining 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4218 7488 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.4587N 4:31.7058W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4207 7520
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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