Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Corncockle Quarry, Lochmaben. Dumfriesshire.


Corncockle Quarry, Lochmaben. Dumfriesshire.
BGS image ID: P00100
Corncockle Quarry, Lochmaben. Dumfriesshire. A photograph taken at the base of the quarry. Close-up view of splitting the sandstone by the 'chisel wedge' method. Eleven wedges are seen being forced into the stone to separate a block from the main mass of rock. Three quarrymen in typical working clothes are seen, two holding large sledge or striking hammers used for driving in the wedges. A selection of picks rest on the rock behind.

Original BGS Photograph number:C3606. Date: 1937. Photographer: W.D. Fisher.

Bob McIntosh


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