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P000833

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P number: P000833
Old photograph number: D02394
Caption: Oblique aerial view of Quinag, Sail Gharbh and Sail Ghorm, relict mountains of gently-dipping Torridonian sandstone which rest unconformably on a basement of Lewisian gneiss. View looking south-west.
Description: Oblique aerial view of Quinag, Sail Gharbh and Sail Ghorm, relict mountains of gently-dipping Torridonian sandstone which rest unconformably on a basement of Lewisian gneiss. View looking south-west. Cambrian-Torridonian-Lewisian unconformities. The gneiss occupies the flat peaty foreground at the extreme right of the picture. The summit of Sail Gharbh, the closer of the two ridges, is capped by Cambrian Basal Quartzite. There are two major unconformities, that of the terrestrial sedimentary rocks of the Torridonian overlying the much older metamorphic Lewisian rocks and the youngest Cambrian marine sedimentary rocks resting on the Torridonian and/or Lewisian rocks.
Date taken: 01/01/1975
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: 222500
Y latitude/northing: 928500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Portrait
Size: 325.61 KB; 998 x 1000 pixels; 84 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 264 x 265 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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