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P000690

P number: P000690
Old photograph number: D01850
Caption: Traprain Law, a phonolite laccolith intruded into Lower Carboniferous sediments and volcanic rocks which form the drift-covered foreground. Taken from Balfour Monument at Blaikie Heugh, 3 km. south-west of East Linton.
Description: Traprain Law, a phonolite laccolith intruded into Lower Carboniferous sediments and volcanic rocks which form the drift-covered foreground. Taken from Balfour Monument at Blaikie Heugh, 3 km. south-west of East Linton. The phonolite laccolith of Traprain Law is related to the Garleton Hills Volcanic Rocks suite of Carboniferous igneous intrusions. The dome-shaped mass of Traprain Law reflects the upper surface of the intrusion. It is thought that the laccolith was responsible for the arching up of the surrounding sediments and lavas and the highly vesicular nature near the summit indicates that the phonolite crystallized in near-surface conditions.
Date taken: Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 GMT 1974
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: 357500
Y latitude/northing: 673000
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 203.54KB; 1000 x 786 pixels; 85 x 67 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 208 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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