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P number: P000259
Old photograph number: B00616
Caption: A close-up view of the eastern end of the north-west face (868.38 m.) of Aonach Dubh, from near Clachaig, Glen Coe. Argyllshire. Lower Old Red Sandstone volcanic rocks of the Glencoe Cauldron Subsidence. The house is Achnambeithach.
Description: A close-up view of the eastern end of the north-west face (868.38 m.) of Aonach Dubh, from near Clachaig, Glen Coe. Argyllshire. Lower Old Red Sandstone volcanic rocks of the Glencoe Cauldron Subsidence. The house is Achnambeithach. Thick flows of rhyolite at the top, resting on numerous thinner flows of basic andesite. A sill of porphyrite is intruded for some distance along the junction. The crags appearing through drift above the house are of phyllites, on which the lavas rest. Rocks in the foreground are of quartzite, invaded by the pink granitite of the 'Fault Intrusion'. The Fault Intrusion is an igneous intrusion that rose following the cauldron subsidence ring fracture and acted as a feeder for the higher ignimbrites. Ignimbrites are rocks formed by the deposition and consolidation of ash flows issued from active volcanoes.
Date taken: 01/01/1896
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: 215500
Y latitude/northing: 756200
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Portrait
Size: 265.31 KB; 749 x 1000 pixels; 63 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 198 x 265 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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