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P number: P001886
Old photograph number: C00277
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 upper part of the partially detached pillar, right, appears to be formed of gravel, with some very large, rounded boulders, while the steeper-sided part of the pillar is made of till. This is still very stony, but has rather more clay matrix than the upper part of the pillar.
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: Landscape
Size: 266.19 KB; 1000 x 735 pixels; 85 x 62 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 194 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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