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Caption: Limestone from Elgol, Skye, Invernessshire.
Description: Jurassic limestones are found in two portions of the Jurassic succession in the islands of Invernessshire, namely near the base of the Lias and in the higher beds of the Great Estuarine Series. This specimen of highly fossiliferous shelly muddy limestone is from the latter. British Geological Survey Petrology Collection sample number MC 7552. Limestones belonging to the Great Estuarine Series occur on the islands of Skye, Raasay, Eigg and Muck. The most important of these are to be found in Strathaird where three calcareous horizons outcrop over a distance of six miles from Loch Slapin to Elgol. The three limestones are the Cyrena, Ostrea hebridica and Paludina scotia limestones. The Jurassic limestone beds are not considered to be worth exploiting for anything other than local use.
Date taken: 25/06/1905
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