NS9868 : Spoil heaps, East Kirkton Quarry

taken 31 years ago, near to Boghall, West Lothian, Great Britain

Spoil heaps, East Kirkton Quarry
Spoil heaps, East Kirkton Quarry
The quarry is famous for the discovery of important fossils by professional fossil collector Stan Wood, including 'Westlothiana lizziae', known as 'Lizzie' a possible link between amphibians and reptiles in 1988. Geologists from National Museums Scotland spend two field seasons in the late 1980s excavating a complete vertical section of the quarry, literally layer by layer, collecting fossils and taking rock samples as they went.
Here a geologist from Glasgow Museums, who was assisting with the work, examines pieces of limestone in the spoilheaps near the entrance to the quarry.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 19 May, 1987   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 19 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Quarrying, Mining 
Primary Subject of Photo
Quarry 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 989 689 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:54.1535N 3:37.1141W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 989 689
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