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P number: P001776
Old photograph number: B00552
Caption: Bass Rock, East Lothian. A phonolite plug.
Description: Bass Rock, East Lothian. A phonolite plug. The Bass Rock is an intrusion of phonolite, which fills a volcanic vent which was active in Carboniferous times, c. 320 million years ago. Its resistance to erosion has left it upstanding when the surrounding sedimentary rocks have been eroded below sea level, and marine erosion has produced steep cliffs. There is a lighthouse on the island, and in the late spring and early summer it provides a safe nesting environment for thousands of sea birds.
Date taken: 01/01/1892
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: 360300
Y latitude/northing: 687400
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 180.74 KB; 1000 x 762 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/ General views/ Igneous rock country, Geoscience subjects/ Igneous features/ Volcanic vents, necks and plugs  


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