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P000240

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P number: P000240
Old photograph number: B00283
Caption: Shore between Kildonan and Bennan Head, south coast of Arran. Buteshire. Bird's-eye views of Tertiary dolerite dykes cutting Triassic sandstones. Part of the famous Arran Dyke Swarm. There are several boats on the shore.
Description: Shore between Kildonan and Bennan Head, south coast of Arran. Buteshire. Bird's-eye views of Tertiary dolerite dykes cutting Triassic sandstones. Part of the famous Arran Dyke Swarm. There are several boats on the shore. The Arran dykes, formed by the intrusion of molten rock into the surrounding country rock vary in thickness from 0.3 to 30 metres and they have a general trend of north-north-west or north-west. In part of Arran 23.8 kilometres wide, there are 525 measured dykes with a combined thickness of 1650 metres. To accomodate this, the earth's crust must have stretched perpendicular to the most common dyke direction i.e. in an east-north-east direction by one kilometre in 14.4 kilometres.
Date taken: 01/01/1897
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: 203600
Y latitude/northing: 620900
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 136.51 KB; 1000 x 757 pixels; 85 x 64 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 200 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Igneous features/ Dykes, Geoscience subjects/ General views/ Igneous rock country  

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