P000684

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P number: P000684
Old photograph number: D01831
Caption: Looking north-east along Loch Ness from 860 m. south-south-east of Fort Augustus. Inverness-shire. The Great Glen Fault Zone runs straight down the loch.
Description: Looking north-east along Loch Ness from 860 m. south-south-east of Fort Augustus. Inverness-shire. The Great Glen Fault Zone runs straight down the loch. The fault zone is not a single fault plane but a zone, up to 1.5 km. wide bounded by the Great Glen and Glen Buck Faults. The foreground is a river terrace of the River Tarff. The fault, a transcurrent structure formed during the later stages of the Caledonian Orogeny was reactivated during the Devonian and later periods. The net displacement is sinistral and may exceed 100 km.
Date taken: 01/01/1976
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: 238500
Y latitude/northing: 808500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Portrait
Size: 261.57 KB; 978 x 1000 pixels; 83 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 259 x 265 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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