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Caption: Limestone from Kilmarie, Skye, Invernessshire.
Description: This specimen is a medium-grained fossiliferous Cyrena Limestone from Kilmarie. The Cyrena Limestone is exposed in the banks of the Abhainn Cille Mhaire at Kilmarie, 150 yards west of the church and 650 yards south-west of Strathaird House. British Geological Survey Petrology Collection sample number MC 7555. The Cyrena Limestone is the lowest of three horizons in the Jurassic Great Estuarine Series. The three horizons are close together, the Cyrena Limestone is about 70 feet thick, and consists of a massive blue, and often crystalline limestone band in calcareous sandstone. The other two calcareous bands are the beds with Ostrea hebridica and the Paludina scotia limestones. The Cyrena Limestone at Kilmarie was easily accessible and was formerly burnt in a nearby kiln.
Date taken: 25/06/1905
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Orientation: Landscape
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