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P number: P001851
Old photograph number: C00016
Caption: 1.5 km. north of Meall an Spardain, Poolewe, Ross & Cromarty. General view of Lewisian gneiss scenery in centre of Poolewe anticline.
Description: 1.5 km. north of Meall an Spardain, Poolewe, Ross & Cromarty. General view of Lewisian gneiss scenery in centre of Poolewe anticline. The largely quartzofeldspathic gneiss has been eroded during Pleistocene glaciations to produce an irregular, hummocky topography with many ice-smoothed surfaces. Poorly-drained hollows are occupied by lochans or filled with peat.The hills in the middle distance have ridges parallel to the direction of ice movement, and blocks have been plucked from the lee side of upstanding hillocks to form roches moutonnees. Linear north-west - south-east trending hollows have been eroded along the lines of the Scourie dykes.
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: 185500
Y latitude/northing: 875800
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 128.05 KB; 1000 x 743 pixels; 85 x 63 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 197 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ General views/ Metamorphic rock country  

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