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P001661

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P number: P001661
Old photograph number: B00034
Caption: Garbh Choire, Ben More Assynt, Sutherland. Double unconformity: Lewisian gneiss forming lowest part of cliff (I); covered by Torridon Sandstone in middle distance (II); capped by basal quartzites (III).
Description: Garbh Choire, Ben More Assynt, Sutherland. Double unconformity: Lewisian gneiss forming lowest part of cliff (I); covered by Torridon Sandstone in middle distance (II); capped by basal quartzites (III). Ben More Assynt is formed of rocks lying above the Ben More thrust plane, which have been transported many kilometres from the east. However, the same stratigraphy is developed as is found to the west of the fold belt. The unconformity between the Lewisian and the Torridonian is irregular; that below the Cambrian quartzite is planar, and at [NC 308 200], just east of this view, cuts out the Torridonian completely.
Date taken: 01/01/1891
Photographer: Lunn, R.
Copyright statement: Crown
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 231500
Y latitude/northing: 918500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 305.42 KB; 1000 x 756 pixels; 85 x 64 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 200 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Stratigraphical, Geoscience subjects/ Structural features/ Unconformities and junction planes between beds of different age  

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