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P number: P001981
Old photograph number: C00040
Caption: 1.2 km. west-north-west of Lochcarron village, Ross & Cromarty. An outcrop of Moine Thrust plane (the figure is standing upon the 'sole' of the thrust). The gneiss above is much more crushed and disturbed than that underlying the thrust plane.
Description: 1.2 km. west-north-west of Lochcarron village, Ross & Cromarty. An outcrop of Moine Thrust plane (the figure is standing upon the 'sole' of the thrust). The gneiss above is much more crushed and disturbed than that underlying the thrust plane. The Moine Thrust is the highest of a series of thrusts stretching from Loch Eriboll to the north coast of Skye. Beneath the thrust is what was once called the 'Zone of Complication', a succession of several thrust bound nappes stacked one above the other. The zone comprises a sequence of thrusts, overfolded and faulted Cambrian-Ordovician sediments, Torridonian sediments and as in this photograph Lewisian gneiss.
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: 189000
Y latitude/northing: 840000
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Portrait
Size: 281.70 KB; 748 x 1001 pixels; 63 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 198 x 265 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Structural features/ Thrusting  

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