P000840

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P number: P000840
Old photograph number: D02401
Caption: Loch Glencoul. Aird da Loch. Sutherland. Cambrian strata resting unconformably on the Lewisian gneiss with a thrust mass of older Lewisian on top of the Cambrian and below the Glencoul Thrust.
Description: Loch Glencoul. Aird da Loch. Sutherland. Cambrian strata resting unconformably on the Lewisian gneiss with a thrust mass of older Lewisian on top of the Cambrian and below the Glencoul Thrust. In the foreground Lewisian gneiss stretches down to the shores of Loch Glencoul producing a characteristic hummocky, peaty terrain. The prominent scarp feature dipping to the right of the picture is formed of Cambrian Basal Quartzite and Pipe Rock which here lie unconformably on Lewisian gneiss. The peaty flat above the scarp follows the dip of the Pipe Rock and the break in slope marks the line of the Glencoul Thrust plane which brings Lewisian gneiss to rest upon Cambrian strata. The ridge in the background shows a similar structure.
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: 225500
Y latitude/northing: 933500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 282.69 KB; 1000 x 993 pixels; 85 x 84 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 263 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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