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Caption: Limestone from the Torran area, Skye, Invernessshire.
Description: Very large quantities of limestone of Cambro-Ordovician age outcrop in Torran, Strath area on Skye. The outcrop extends from Creag Strollamus, two miles north-west of Broadford, southwards for a distance of 3 miles up Strath Suardal. British Geological Survey Petrology Collection sample number MC 7515. It then branches into two, the most southerly swells out eastwards to form Ben Suardal and then passes west to the south of Beinn an Dubhaich while the most northerly runs westwards by Loch Cill Chrisosd to the head of Loch Slapin at Torran. The Cambro-Ordovician limestones and dolomites of the Torran area were investigated in the early 1950s for the presence of dolomite of high commercial purity for use as a refractory for the steel industry.
Date taken: 25/06/1905
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