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P number: P000329
Old photograph number: B00872
Caption: Wife Geo, 4.023 km. south of Duncansby Head. Caithness.
Description: Geos (formerly goes) are typically long inlets with more or less parallel and vertical sided walls which rise to the full height of the cliff. They are frequently formed along lines of weakness, crush or 'rucks' where the beds are tilted between vertical joint planes. Geo cut in the horizontal flagstones of the Thurso Group. This geo, the largest in Caithness, has two entrances from the sea, one by a narrow canyon and the other by a cave excavated through the cliff.
Date taken: 01/01/1912
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: 339800
Y latitude/northing: 969700
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 257.63 KB; 1000 x 770 pixels; 85 x 65 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 204 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, marine/ Influence of structure, composition, faults, joints and dip, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, marine/ Caves, blowholes, inlets  

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