Foss Barite Mine
Foss Barite Mine, Aberfeldy, Perthshire. Open pit stripping of barite at left-hand side. The crusher and conveyor belt are in the centre of the photograph. The deposit was found during exploration work by the British Geological Survey in the 1970's following a survey of the stream sediment chemistry. The Survey were looking for the souce of copper mineralization but found anomalously high levels of barium zinc and lead.
Photo P001572. 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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