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P000704

P number: P000704
Old photograph number: D02015
Caption: Oblique aerial view of the island of Ailsa Craig. Looking south towards the north end of the island. The island is a very prominent landmark in the Firth of Clyde formed of a microgranite boss.
Description: Oblique aerial view of the island of Ailsa Craig. Looking south towards the north end of the island. The island is a very prominent landmark in the Firth of Clyde formed of a microgranite boss. Ailsa Craig is formed of an arfvedsonite-aegirine-microgranite intruded by vertical dyke swarms of olivine to alkaline olivine-dolerite with basalt margins. Isotopic dating using the Rb/Sr isochron method dates the microgranite at 61.5 Ma. This makes it Tertiary in age. The remains of the castle can be seen on the skyline on the left. It was built on the orders of the Earl of Cassillis by Thomas Hamilton whose coat of arms may be seen on the walls.
Date taken: Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 GMT 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: 202500
Y latitude/northing: 600500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Portrait
Size: 244.23KB; 999 x 1000 pixels; 85 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 264 x 265 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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