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P number: P000406
Old photograph number: C01473
Caption: Shore at Covesea, 6.0 km. west of Lossiemouth. Morayshire. Formation of caves in false-bedded yellow Triassic sandstone.
Description: Shore at Covesea, 6.0 km. west of Lossiemouth. Morayshire. Formation of caves in false-bedded yellow Triassic sandstone. The joints and master joints form lines of weakness which are subjected to enormous destructive impact by waves. Any crack or crevice is quickly opened and extended, so loosening blocks which then collapse giving rise to caves. It has been estimated that the pressure exerted by storm waves is in the order of 9,700-30,000 kg. per square metre.
Date taken: 01/01/1910
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: 317500
Y latitude/northing: 870500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 183.76 KB; 1000 x 733 pixels; 85 x 62 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 194 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Best of BGS Images/ Images from the archives, Geoscience subjects/ Stratigraphical, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, marine/ Caves, blowholes, inlets, Geoscience subjects/ Structural features/ Jointing, in sedimentary rocks  

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