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P number: P000232
Old photograph number: B00094
Caption: Lochan an Iasgaich, 8.851 km. south-west of Kinlochewe. A fine example of the 'Ceud Cnoc' or 'Thousand Hills' topography. Ross & Cromarty.
Description: Lochan an Iasgaich, 8.851 km. south-west of Kinlochewe. A fine example of the 'Ceud Cnoc' or 'Thousand Hills' topography. Ross & Cromarty. An assemblage of hummocky terminal and lateral moraines surrounds the loch marking the retreat of the glaciers that filled the valley of Glen Torridon. The loch in foreground is dammed by cones of debris. The most widespread deposits left by the wasting ice as the glaciers retreated are these hummocky moraines, often interspersed with gravels and sheets of boulder clays. They cover large areas of the lower ground of central Sutherland and the valley bottoms in the more mountainous west.
Date taken: 01/01/1891
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: 195800
Y latitude/northing: 856500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 177.82 KB; 1000 x 760 pixels; 85 x 64 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 201 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, glaciation/ Moraines, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, glaciation/ Glacial lakes and rock basins  

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