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P number: P000334
Old photograph number: B00884
Caption: Noss Head, 4.023 km. north of Wick. Caithness.
Description: The differential weathering of the rapid alternations of thin beds of rippled sandstones, pale greenish mudstones, thin lenticular black limestones and thin black flags is clearly picked out in the Noss Head Group in the cliff face. The gentle dip seawards produces the slightly overhanging cliffs. Overhanging cliff in flagstones of the Old Red Sandstone, Noss Head Group. The weathered face at top of cliff and the joint faces below show where erosion is most rapid. The lighthouse is on the top of 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: 338800
Y latitude/northing: 955100
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 254.23 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: Best of BGS Images/ Images from the archives, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, marine/ Cliffs, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, marine/ Headlands and islands  


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