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P number: P000653
Old photograph number: D01706
Caption: Camas Sgiotaig, Isle of Eigg. Inverness-shire. The sea cliff is of concretionary sandstone of the Valtos Sandstone Formation (Jurassic); the scarp in background is of Palaeogene (Tertiary) lava of the Eigg Lava Formation.
Description: Camas Sgiotaig, Isle of Eigg. Inverness-shire. The sea cliff is of concretionary sandstone of the Valtos Sandstone Formation (Jurassic); the scarp in background is of Palaeogene (Tertiary) lava of the Eigg Lava Formation. The famous 'singing sand' of Camas Sgiotaig, a pure white sand derived from the Valtos Sandstone Formation. There is a postglacial raised beach behind the sand with a late-glacial beach flat above the fossil cliff-line. Till is sparsely distributed or absent over much of the island except here at Camas Sgiotaig where hard grey till overlies the Valtos Sandstone Formation, which is in turn overlain by clayey till with boulders and by raised beach gravels.
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: 147000
Y latitude/northing: 790300
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 323.17 KB; 1000 x 994 pixels; 85 x 84 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 263 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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