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P000250

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P number: P000250
Old photograph number: B00474
Caption: The 'Rock and Spindle', 3.621 km. east of St. Andrews. Fife Region. The prominent low stack in the vicinity of the Kinkell Ness Vent is a volcanic 'neck' within the Carboniferous Calciferous Sandstone Series.
Description: The 'Rock and Spindle', 3.621 km. east of St. Andrews. Fife Region. The prominent low stack in the vicinity of the Kinkell Ness Vent is a volcanic 'neck' within the Carboniferous Calciferous Sandstone Series. The radiating spokes of the 'Spindle' are columnar jointed basanite (basalt) and are relatively free from xenoliths while the rest of the stack into which the spindle grades without any sign of contact is basalt containing many xenoliths, igneous towards the centre and masses of sedimentary rocks, sandstones and limestones up to 2 metres across around the outside.
Date taken: 01/01/1895
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: 354000
Y latitude/northing: 715700
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Portrait
Size: 149.32 KB; 755 x 1000 pixels; 64 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 200 x 265 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Best of BGS Images/ Images from the archives, Geoscience subjects/ Structural features/ Jointing, in igneous rocks, Geoscience subjects/ Igneous features/ Dykes  

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