Loading-out bay at Riddler's kiln

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Bruce Comfort on August 17, 2011

This small loading-out bay is just downhill to the East of the kiln hearth, away from the area where sorting might have taken place (to remove and discard improperly calcined lumps of limestone) just in front of the hearth (and probably "indoors" - under the shelter of the floor of the lime burners accommodation hut which was built between the two buttress walls) It was connected to the kiln by a short tramway with iron rails which is still apparently there, but buried under overburden now. Small trolleys ran on the tramway and would have been pushed and pulled by hand. The calcined stone was then taken by horse drawn dray to the crusher some 400 metres up the hill towards town.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS KILN AND THE QUARRY AND LOADING OUT BAY ARE ALL ON PRIVATE LAND AND ARE TO BE VIEWED ONLY FROM THE ROADSIDE.

UNAUTHORISED ACCESS MAY DISTURB ANIMALS ON THE PROPERTY AND THE KILN IS DEEP AND DANGEROUS AND NOT FENCED.

THERE IS ANOTHER KILN ACROSS THE ROAD ON RESERVE LAND WHICH IS BOTH LEGALY ACCESSIBLE AND SET-UP FOR PUBLIC VIEWING.

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  • Uploaded on August 10, 2011
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by Bruce Comfort
    • Camera: SAMSUNG ES65, ES67 / VLUU ES65, ES67 / SAMSUNG SL50
    • Taken on 2011/08/09 15:53:36
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 4.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.30 EV
    • No flash

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