P000749

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P number: P000749
Old photograph number: D02134
Caption: Oblique aerial view looking south across summit of Ben Nevis. Inverness-shire.The summit area is composed of Old Red Sandstone lavas which form the central part of the Ben Nevis Complex, the part that has undergone cauldron subsidence.
Description: Oblique aerial view looking south across summit of Ben Nevis. Inverness-shire.The summit area is composed of Old Red Sandstone lavas which form the central part of the Ben Nevis Complex, the part that has undergone cauldron subsidence. The view shows Old Red Sandstone lavas of the central cauldron subsidence with very strong penetrative jointing, crags immediately behind ridge are of the enclosing Inner Granite. There are three parts to the Ben Nevis Complex, the Outer Granite, steeply-bounded against the contact-altered schists, a continuous inner ring of the Inner Granite older than the Outer Granite, and the central core consisting of 2000 ft. of Lower Old Red Sandstone volcanic rocks overlying Dalradian metasedimentary rocks.
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: 216800
Y latitude/northing: 771300
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Portrait
Size: 331.31 KB; 988 x 1000 pixels; 84 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 261 x 265 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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