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P000618

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P number: P000618
Old photograph number: D01543
Caption: Old Man of Hoy, north-west coast of Hoy. Orkney. A close-up view of the 137 m. sea stack composed of red sandstone of Upper Old Red Sandstone age.
Description: Old Man of Hoy, north-west coast of Hoy. Orkney. A close-up view of the 137 m. sea stack composed of red sandstone of Upper Old Red Sandstone age. The stack rests on the eroded top of Upper Old Red Sandstone basalt lava which unconformably sits on flagstones of Middle Old Red Sandstone age. Sea stacks are produced by the combined action of marine and subaerial erosion, their bases may be completely submerged or just above sea level.
Date taken: Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 GMT 1972
Photographer: Pulsford, J.M.
Copyright statement: NERC
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 318300
Y latitude/northing: 1001300
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Portrait
Size: 338.00 KB; 989 x 1000 pixels; 84 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 262 x 265 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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