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P000005

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P number: P000005
Old photograph number: C00238
Caption: Clynelish Quarry, 1.3 km. west-north-west of Brora. Sutherland. The photograph shows a general view of the quarry with boulder clay, a glacial deposit, resting on sands and fine-grained siliceous white sandstone (Clynestone).
Description: Clynelish Quarry, 1.3 km. west-north-west of Brora. Sutherland. The photograph shows a general view of the quarry with boulder clay, a glacial deposit, resting on sands and fine-grained siliceous white sandstone (Clynestone). The darker boulder clay can easily be seen resting on c. 3 m. of silicified sandstone. The sandstone is fairly soft and easily crushed and on exposure becomes quite hard and tough. A crane is shown in the centre of the photograph while blocks of sandstone await lifting on the quarry floor. The sandstones are of the Clynekirkton Sandstone Formation of Corallian (Upper Jurassic) age.
Date taken: Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 GMT 1899
Photographer: Lunn, R.
Copyright statement: Crown
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 288000
Y latitude/northing: 904000
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 259.71 KB; 1000 x 750 pixels; 85 x 64 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 198 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Best of BGS Images/ Images from the archives, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, glaciation/ Glacial deposits, boulder clay, sand, gravel  

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