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P001885


P number: P001885
Old photograph number: C00276
Caption: Aultderg Burn, 2.5 km. south of Fochabers, Morayshire. Earth pillars of gravel and till overlying Old Red Sandstone conglomerate.
Description: Aultderg Burn, 2.5 km. south of Fochabers, Morayshire. Earth pillars of gravel and till overlying Old Red Sandstone conglomerate. Rapid fluvial erosion has cut deep gullies in sand and gravel, which overlies till, which in turn overlies conglomerate. Tussocks preserve certain areas from erosion. When all vegetation has been removed, the pillars are protected from erosion by large cobbles in the gravel. The earth pillar in the photo appears to be formed mainly of till which, due to the nature of the bedrock, is very stony and has little clay matrix.
Date taken: 01/01/1901
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: 333000
Y latitude/northing: 856000
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Portrait
Size: 296.66KB; 731 x 1000 pixels; 62 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 193 x 265 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, weathering/ Rock weathering, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, weathering/ Earth pillars  

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