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Gasswater Barytes Mine Annual Dinner

Gasswater Barytes Mine Annual Dinner

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Date From

1947

The photograph was taken during an annual dinner of Anglo Austral Mines Ltd, owners of the Barytes Mine at Gasswater. It shows the staff, and partners, seated at long tables during a meal. The mine produced barium sulphate [barytes] which was used as a filter by the paint and paper industries, as well as in ceramics and glass production. A quartz like mineral, it varies in colour from pure white [high quality] to light pink.

Date To

1964

Theme

Industry

Subtheme 1

Mining

Subtheme 2

Subtheme 3

Place

Gasswater

Parish

Auchinleck

Format

Photo

Resource Type

Black & White Print

Source

Baird Institute

Reference

E006

Relate Image Reference

none

Creator

n/k

Commissioned by

n/k

Copyright Holder

©copyright East Ayrshire Libraries

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