P000967

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P number: P000967
Old photograph number: D02822
Caption: Sail Gharbh, Quinag. Sutherland. A relict mountain of Torridonian sandstone resting unconformably on an ancient land surface of the Lewisian.
Description: Sail Gharbh, Quinag. Sutherland. A relict mountain of Torridonian sandstone resting unconformably on an ancient land surface of the Lewisian. Lewisian gneiss occupies the flat peaty hollow in the foreground and the line of unconformity with the Torridonian sandstone can be traced along the low crags behind the loch to the base of Sail Gharbh. An example of a glaciated hanging valley can be seen between the buttress of Sail Gharbh and Sail Ghorm behind it (right-hand edge of picture).
Date taken: 01/09/1979
Photographer: Bain, T.S.
Copyright statement: NERC
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 224100
Y latitude/northing: 929900
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 253.14 KB; 1000 x 780 pixels; 85 x 66 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 206 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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