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P001725

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P number: P001725
Old photograph number: B00277
Caption: Shore between Kildonan and Bennan Head, south coast of Arran, Buteshire. Bird's-eye views of Palaeocene dolerite dykes cutting Triassic sandstones.
Description: Shore between Kildonan and Bennan Head, south coast of Arran, Buteshire. Bird's-eye views of Palaeocene dolerite dykes cutting Triassic sandstones. The Arran centres mark the roots of two of the many volcanoes which formed in western Scotland during the opening of the North Atlantic, 55-60 million years ago. At this time the crust was stretched and thinned. Basaltic magma was intruded along the fissures, which in south Arran ran mainly north-south. Here basalt dykes form up to 10% of the thickness of the rocks (measured east-west).
Date taken: 01/01/1897
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: 203600
Y latitude/northing: 620900
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 161.21 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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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Igneous features/ Dykes  

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