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Assessing the potential for reopening a building stone quarry : King's Quarry, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire

Hyslop, Ewan K.; Tracey, Emily A.; Albornoz-Parra, Luis J.. 2010 Assessing the potential for reopening a building stone quarry : King's Quarry, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 23pp. (OR/10/040) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

The British Geological Survey (BGS) has been commissioned by the Scottish Stone Liaison Group to investigate the potential for reopening a number of former building stone sites from around Scotland under the project ‗Scottish Building Stone Resources‘. As part of this study, BGS was asked to undertake a general examination of the building stone resources at the King‘s Quarry, near Carronbridge, Thornhill in Dumfriesshire. The quarry lies within the Buccleuch Estates and is known to have had a long history of operation, having been active around the mid 19th and early 20th centuries, although likely to have produced stone since the 17th century. Today the quarry is periodically worked by the Buccleuch Group, on a small scale mostly for repairs and restoration of existing estate building in the district.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > Minerals and waste
Funders/Sponsors: Scottish Stone Liaision Group
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed
Date made live: 13 Mar 2013 12:20 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/500395

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