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P000631

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P number: P000631
Old photograph number: D01625
Caption: Ben Loyal looking south-east from Kinlochburn at head of Kyle of Tongue. The prominent buttresses on Ben Loyal are Sgor Chaonasaid, Sgor a' Bhatain and Sgorr a' Chleirich. The rocks forming the low ground in front of Ben Loyal are Moine granulites.
Description: Ben Loyal looking south-east from Kinlochburn at head of Kyle of Tongue. The prominent buttresses on Ben Loyal are Sgor Chaonasaid, Sgor a' Bhatain and Sgorr a' Chleirich. The rocks forming the low ground in front of Ben Loyal are Moine granulites. The Ben Loyal Intrusion consists of two quartz syenites of similar chemistry but slightly different mineralogy and habit with a gradational contact between the two. The outer of the two quartz syenite intrusions is a laminated two-feldspar rock while the inner mass is a coarse, non-laminated syenite with only one type of feldspar, perthite. Three syenitic masses similar to the larger intrusions in Assynt lie around Loch Loyal and well within the Moine Nappe. They comprise Ben Loyal, Cnoc na Cuilean and Beinn Stumanadh intrusions respectively.
Date taken: Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 GMT 1975
Photographer: Christie, A.
Copyright statement: NERC
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 255400
Y latitude/northing: 953300
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 272.98 KB; 1000 x 781 pixels; 85 x 66 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 207 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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