NG5636 : Remains of Opencast Mining

taken 6 years ago, near to Inverarish, Isle of Raasay, Scotland

Remains of Opencast Mining
Remains of Opencast Mining
The grassy foreground here is what was left after the miners had stripped the ironstone from the surface. You can get an idea of the thickness of the ironstoneseam from the height of the low heather-covered cliff left where they stopped working the ironstone.
Ironstone Mining on Raasay

Between 1912 and 1916 iron ore was extracted from ironstones that outcrop in the southern part of the Isle of Raasay. Extensive ruins of the workings and associated buildings continue to disfigure the landscape of the island.

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Geographical Context: Geological interest Quarrying, Mining
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Ironstone [10] · Miners [3] ·
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NG5636, 54 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Anne Burgess   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 30 April, 2018   (more nearby)
Saturday, 5 May, 2018
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 5687 3645 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:21.2070N 6:2.6156W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 5689 3642
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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