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P001670

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P number: P001670
Old photograph number: B00066
Caption: Slioch, from above Furnace, Loch Maree, Ross & Cromarty. Buttressed escarpment of Torridon Sandstone resting on irregular surface of Lewisian gneiss.
Description: Slioch, from above Furnace, Loch Maree, Ross & Cromarty. Buttressed escarpment of Torridon Sandstone resting on irregular surface of Lewisian gneiss. Foreground consists of Lewisian gneiss. Pale-coloured rocks are feldspathic gneiss and granite and pegmatite sheets, but the almost 'bedded' appearance of the gneiss terrain is due to the large numbers of south-east dipping amphibolite sheets which form part of the Lewisian complex here. The Torridonian rocks (Applecross Formation) which form the upper part of Slioch were laid down on an irregular land surface under semi-arid conditions. At least 600 metres of relief in the pre-Torridonian surface can be demonstrated at Meall Each on the south side of Slioch.
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: 200500
Y latitude/northing: 869100
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 174.78 KB; 1000 x 758 pixels; 85 x 64 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 201 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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