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P000691

P number: P000691
Old photograph number: D01865
Caption: Campsie Glen, 2.5 km. north-west of Lennoxtown. Stirlingshire. A resistant basaltic lava flow of the Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation overlies softer sedimentary rocks of the Lower Carboniferous Ballagan Beds forming a waterfall.
Description: Campsie Glen, 2.5 km. north-west of Lennoxtown. Stirlingshire. A resistant basaltic lava flow of the Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation overlies softer sedimentary rocks of the Lower Carboniferous Ballagan Beds forming a waterfall. Resting on deeply undercut, relatively soft bole and scoria the base of the lava flow forms the roof of the overhang which extends back as much as 5 metres. When an outcrop of resistant rock is underlain downstream by a weaker, softer formation, the latter is quickly worn down. If the face of the resistant rock becomes vertical a waterfall is formed.
Date taken: Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 GMT 1976
Photographer: Bennett, A.
Copyright statement: NERC
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 261410
Y latitude/northing: 680240
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 328.36KB; 1000 x 783 pixels; 85 x 66 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 207 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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