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P000646


P number: P000646
Old photograph number: D01699
Caption: Sgurr of Eigg, Isle of Eigg. Inverness-shire. The eastern end of the pitchstone ridge of the Sgurr showing a sheet of Eocene age columnar-jointed pitchstone resting unconformably on Palaeogene (Tertiary) lavas.
Description: Sgurr of Eigg, Isle of Eigg. Inverness-shire. The eastern end of the pitchstone ridge of the Sgurr showing a sheet of Eocene age columnar-jointed pitchstone resting unconformably on Palaeogene (Tertiary) lavas. Columnar jointing is ubiquitous, the columns in the lower part of the pitchstone are massive and perpendicular to the valley sides and reaching one metre is diameter.
Date taken: 01/01/1974
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: 146500
Y latitude/northing: 784700
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 407.19KB; 1000 x 993 pixels; 85 x 84 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 263 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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