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P000901

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P number: P000901
Old photograph number: D02555
Caption: Oblique aerial view of the eastern slopes of Gars-bheinn area in the foreground looking north to the main Cuillin ridge with Sgurr nan Gillean on the right, Skye. The foreground is at the outside edge of the complex.
Description: Oblique aerial view of the eastern slopes of Gars-bheinn area in the foreground looking north to the main Cuillin ridge with Sgurr nan Gillean on the right, Skye. The foreground is at the outside edge of the complex. The outcrop of the Outer Marginal Gabbros and Eucrites of the Cuillins Complex seen in the foreground curves round in a semi-circle to the west, outcropping on the far side of the ridge all the way round to the north side of Sgurr nan Gillean where it stops in contact with the later intruded Western Red Hills Complex. The complex is approximately 8 km. in diameter, dipping at 10-20 degrees inwards at the edges rising to 60-70 degrees at the younger intrusions at the centre. The north-east part of the complex was destroyed by the later intrusions of the granitic complexes of Western Red Hills and Srath na Creitheach.
Date taken: 01/01/1977
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: 147500
Y latitude/northing: 817500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Portrait
Size: 291.52 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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