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P001674

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P number: P001674
Old photograph number: B00081
Caption: Beinn Eighe from the east, Loch Maree, Ross & Cromarty. Folded and thrust masses of Torridon Sandstone and Cambrian quartzite weathering and forming screes.
Description: Beinn Eighe from the east, Loch Maree, Ross & Cromarty. Folded and thrust masses of Torridon Sandstone and Cambrian quartzite weathering and forming screes. In this area there is no basal thrust at the western margin of the Moine thrust belt. Instead, the 'foreland' rocks are folded into broad open folds with north-south axes, and cut by minor thrusts following the axial planes of the anticlines. In the photograph, the dark areas are formed of Torridonian sandstone (Applecross Formation) forming the cores of the anticlines. The pale areas are covered with scree derived from quartzites of the Lower Cambrian Eriboll Formation. Moraines have been deposited during ice retreat in the corries and in the foreground, where they can be seen to consist largely of angular quartzite blocks but with some erratics.
Date taken: Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 GMT 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: 196500
Y latitude/northing: 859500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 183.81 KB; 1000 x 764 pixels; 85 x 65 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 202 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, weathering/ Screes and talus  

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