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P number: P000445
Old photograph number: C01754
Caption: Ben Nevis from the south. Inverness-shire. Andesite of Lower Old Red Sandstone age forms the mountain top. The 'hanging corrie' of Allt Coire Eoghainn in granite (in distance on left).
Description: Ben Nevis from the south. Inverness-shire. Andesite of Lower Old Red Sandstone age forms the mountain top. The 'hanging corrie' of Allt Coire Eoghainn in granite (in distance on left). A 600 m. thick Lower Old Red Sandstone sequence is preserved by subsidence within the central ring-structure of the Ben Nevis granitic complex. It consists principally of hornblende- and biotite-andesites with intercalated agglomerates and sedimentary rocks and is believed to be part of a regional lava cover now completely removed by erosion from the Ben Nevis area.
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: 216500
Y latitude/northing: 771500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 221.48 KB; 1000 x 731 pixels; 85 x 62 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 193 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, glaciation/ Corries, cirques or cwms, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, glaciation/ Ice-moulded slopes  

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