2015

NY0012 : Clints Quarry NNR

taken 9 years ago, near to Bigrigg, Cumbria, England

Clints Quarry NNR
Clints Quarry NNR
The quarry is a scheduled Site of Special Scientific Interest and is of considerable botanical importance as well as geological. The fallen blocks of stone that may be seen contain a variety of fossils Brachiopods and corals.
Clints was mentioned in a 1909 prospectus for the Workington Iron & Steel Company. The limestone which was easily quarried, was used in blast furnaces to make steel in the heyday of the Acid Bessemer process between 1850 and 1890. It was transported from the quarry by rail from a siding off the L & N.W. Junction Railway.

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NY0012, 23 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Matthew Hatton   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 19 May, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 26 May, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 0081 1253 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:29.9015N 3:31.9850W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 0079 1249
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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