P000770

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P number: P000770
Old photograph number: D02215
Caption: Oblique aerial view of the island of Staffa. Argyll and Bute. Fingal's Cave is on the right, it shows the columnar jointing in Tertiary volcanic lava flows.
Description: Oblique aerial view of the island of Staffa. Argyll and Bute. Fingal's Cave is on the right, it shows the columnar jointing in Tertiary volcanic lava flows. The Fingal's Cave lava rests on a red ash. Above this the flow can be divided into a lower zone of massive regular columns, a middle zone of narrow wavy columns and a top zone of largely slag. Towards the top of the flow the columnar structure fails completely. The basalts of Staffa are part of a Tertiary igneous province covering large areas of western Scotland and Northern Ireland. They are part of the initial accumulation of a sub-aerial, thick sequence of basaltic lavas which were followed by the establishment of the major central volcanoes which are now found on Skye, Arran, St. Kilda, Rum, and Ardnamurchan.
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: 133500
Y latitude/northing: 735500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Portrait
Size: 263.43 KB; 996 x 1000 pixels; 84 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 264 x 265 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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