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P number: P000335
Old photograph number: B00887
Caption: Noss Head, 4.023 km. north of Wick. Caithness. Cliff section showing a narrow cave excavated by the sea along a great joint in the flagstones of the Old Red Sandstone, Noss Head Group.
Description: Noss Head, 4.023 km. north of Wick. Caithness. Cliff section showing a narrow cave excavated by the sea along a great joint in the flagstones of the Old Red Sandstone, Noss Head Group. The joint has acted as a line of weakness along which the powerful hydraulic action of wave power has eroded a cave. The cave remains narrow because of the highly resistant unjointed adjacent rock. Eventually, the roof of the cave will collapse and the rock to the right of the cave will form a sea stack.
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: 236.45 KB; 1000 x 762 pixels; 85 x 65 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 202 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, marine/ Caves, blowholes, inlets  

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