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Foss Barite Mine. 1986

Foss Barite Mine, Aberfeldy, Perthshire. The 670 m. level B1 stope. Pulling ore to a drawpoint by means of a slusher. Broken barite which covers the floor is pulled by this scoop attached to a wire rope wound by a drum to an opening, down which it falls to be collected by an underground dump truck.

Photo P001561. Reproduced with the permission of the British Geological Survey ©NERC. All rights Reserved.

This photograph is by carnkie and was uploaded December 10th 2009. © carnkie please do not copy or distribute without prior express permission.

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