P000836

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P number: P000836
Old photograph number: D02397
Caption: Oblique aerial view of Quinag showing the Torridonian-Lewisian unconformity. Sutherland. Sail Ghorm in the foreground and Sail Gharbh behind. The large corrie in the distance is that of Loch a' Choire Dhuibh on Glas Bheinn. View looking south-east.
Description: Oblique aerial view of Quinag showing the Torridonian-Lewisian unconformity. Sutherland. Sail Ghorm in the foreground and Sail Gharbh behind. The large corrie in the distance is that of Loch a' Choire Dhuibh on Glas Bheinn. View looking south-east. Quinag is a relict mountain of Torridonian sandstone on an irregular basement of Lewisian gneiss. The sub-Torridonian surface was gently undulating but south of Quinag it became more irregular and locally had high relief. One hypothesis is that the gently undulating gneiss surface was part of a 'sub-alluvial bench' a planated piedmont surface formed below a retreating front of gneiss mountains which lay to the west of the Minch and from where most of the Torridonian sediments were derived.
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: 336.12 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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