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Caption: Cyrena Limestone from Elgol, Skye, Invernessshire.
Description: A dark fossiliferous limestone called the Cyrena Limestone outcrops in the vicinity of Elgol in Strathaird on Skye. British Geological Survey Petrology Collection sample number MC 7556. Cyrena Limestones are noted as massive blue sandy and often crystalline limestones and calcareous sandstones, full of small bivalves, Cyrena, generally crushed together with alternate dark shales. Beneath the Cyrena Limestone are the Cyrena Shales and above are the Ostrea hebridica and Paludina scotia limestones. They are part of the Great Estuarine Series of the Jurassic. The Great Estuarine Series or Great Estuarine Group as it is known today is a freshwater sequence with a freshwater fauna. The group is dated by the marine strata above and below and is regarded as Bathonian in age.
Date taken: 25/06/1905
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