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Rubislaw Quarry, Aberdeen
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Rubislaw Quarry, Aberdeen

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Rubislaw Quarry, Aberdeen
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Rubislaw Quarry, Aberdeen
This photograph of Rubislaw Quarry was probably taken some time in the 1880s. At the top of the image can be seen a variety of mechanical lifting devices, thus dating the illustration prior to the introduction of steam cranes and Blondins For over 200 years this quarry provided much of the granite evident in the city landscape of today. The granite was also used for tombstones, shop-fronts and street paving both within and outwith the city boundries. The quarry was nearly 500 feet deep and 900 feet by 750 feet at the top.
Rubislaw
Industries, Quarrying
H34_21
Aberdeen Local Studies
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