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P number: P000663
Old photograph number: D01727
Caption: Isle of Rum. Raised beach at Harris. Inverness-shire. A late-glacial storm beach composed of granophyre pebbles overlying layered ultrabasic rocks. The contact of the granophyre and the ultrabasic rocks extends inland from the point on the left.
Description: Isle of Rum. Raised beach at Harris. Inverness-shire. A late-glacial storm beach composed of granophyre pebbles overlying layered ultrabasic rocks. The contact of the granophyre and the ultrabasic rocks extends inland from the point on the left. One of the fine shingle ridges of the storm beach, it rises to a little above 30 m. Most of the blocks and pebbles are of granophyre probably derived from talus which formerly covered the 'preglacial' raised marine platform to the north-west. The contact between the Western Granite granophyre and the Western Layered Intrusion peridotites is vertical to steeply outward-dipping, inland the contact is largely obscured by drift.
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: 134100
Y latitude/northing: 795700
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Portrait
Size: 398.78 KB; 995 x 1000 pixels; 84 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 263 x 265 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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