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P000509

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P number: P000509
Old photograph number: C02785
Caption: Achosnich, Ardnamurchan. Argyllshire. Part of the Ardnamurchan Tertiary igneous complex. The subdued country in the foreground is due to prevalence of quartz-gabbro intrusions. Part of a panorama with C02784.
Description: Achosnich, Ardnamurchan. Argyllshire. Part of the Ardnamurchan Tertiary igneous complex. The subdued country in the foreground is due to prevalence of quartz-gabbro intrusions. Part of a panorama with C02784. The distant rocky hill (Beinn na Seilg) owes its boulder form to another ring-dyke of eucrite, intruded in the quartz-gabbro complex. The outcrop of this intrusion descends the right-hand slope of Beinn na Seilg and crosses a valley, eroded along later-developed crush-lines, to ascend the slope of Beinn nan Ord (seen on skyline on extreme right). The Ardnamurchan Tertiary igneous complex is one of seven central complexes that lie on a line trending north-north-west to south-south-east from Skye to Arran. Others exist further west e.g. St. Kilda and several submarine centres.
Date taken: 01/01/1921
Photographer: Manson, W.
Copyright statement: Crown
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 144500
Y latitude/northing: 767500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 215.39 KB; 1000 x 720 pixels; 85 x 61 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 190 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Best of BGS Images/ Images from the archives, Geoscience subjects/ Igneous features/ Dykes, Geoscience subjects/ General views/ Igneous rock country  

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