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P number: P000861
Old photograph number: D02427
Caption: Stac Polly (Stac Pollaidh), Cul Mor, Suilven, Canisp, Quinag.
Description: The landscape is typical of the north-western Highlands. A very ancient Lewisian gneiss basement (granulite facies gneiss, c. 2700 Ma. old) formed a rocky undulating land surface onto which there was a great deposition of Torridonian sandstones and grits in a semi-arid environment at c. 1000-800 Ma. After a very long period of erosion and glaciation, this essentially stable foreland consists of massive isolated mountains called inselbergs separated by wide expanses of lower-lying undulating areas. A fine panorama of most of the mountains of the Assynt district which are relicts of reddish-brown Torridonian sandstone and conglomerate resting unconformably on an irregular basement of Lewisian gneiss. View northwards.
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: 211500
Y latitude/northing: 911500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Portrait
Size: 290.75 KB; 990 x 1000 pixels; 84 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 262 x 265 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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