A prospect in outcropA limestone cut by two generations of faults. Spireslack mine, Scotland.

A prospect in outcrop

Large scale opencast mine in Carboniferous of Scotland allows inspection of strata on prospect scale.

“Much of the seeming undisturbed landscape around us is anthropogenic in origin,” says Graham Leslie from the British Geological Survey when introducing a group of geologists to the area last weekend. We are in the Midland Valley of Scotland, once the powerhouse of the country where Carboniferous coal was mined since and probably even before […]

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