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P number: P001705
Old photograph number: B00168
Caption: From Druim Hain, Cuillin Hills, Skye, Inverness-shire. Mountains composed of gabbro, An Caisteal (left), Sgurr na h-Uamha (near centre), Sgurr nan Gillean (right).
Description: From Druim Hain, Cuillin Hills, Skye, Inverness-shire. Mountains composed of gabbro, An Caisteal (left), Sgurr na h-Uamha (near centre), Sgurr nan Gillean (right). The Cuillin Hills are composed principally of layered gabbro, and minor ultrabasic rocks (mainly on Sgurr Dubh), formed by precipitation of crystals at the base of a magma chamber in the roots of a volcano. During the Loch Lomond Stadial 10,000-11,000 years ago, the Cuillin ridge stood above the glaciers filling the Coruisk basin. During this period, frost-shattering intensified the sharpness of the main ridge, as exemplified by the Pinnacle ridge of Sgurr nan Gillean (right).
Date taken: 01/01/1893
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: 147400
Y latitude/northing: 824650
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 165.26 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/ General views/ Igneous rock country, Geoscience subjects/ Igneous features/ Bosses and laccoliths  

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