NS3979 : Bonhill Quarry

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

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Bonhill Quarry
Bonhill Quarry
This is a wide-angle view of the rock face at the back (the eastern side) of the disused quarry.
Bonhill Quarry

The quarry, which is now disused, was worked for its Old Red Sandstone. It appears on the first-edition OS map (surveyed in 1864), and later expanded southwards (as shown on the map revision of 1896), but it was labelled "disused" on the map revision of c.1914. The quarry was still in use in 1891 (in that year, three men were injured in an accident while blasting with gunpowder). A smaller disused quarry is located about 250 metres ENE of it: Link

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 5 April, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 7 May, 2016
Geographical Context
Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused 
Former (from Tags)
Quarry 
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Wideangle 
Primary Subject of Photo
Quarry 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3990 7962 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.9661N 4:34.0626W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3988 7962
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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