Sunday, 17 January 2010

Ballachulish slate quarry

Ballachulish slate quarry 2/2

This morning we were out and about in Ballachulish and Glencoe.
White layer in slateI'd never visited this slate quarry before and so thought it might be interesting to stop and take some photographs.

It was dull and had just stopped raining so we got this rather dark photograph of the slate and reflections in the pond.

This white layer in the slate intrigues me.  Why, what and when?
White layer in slate (closeup)
A quick look at the Lochaber Geopark website  tells me that the white layer is quartz.

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