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P number: P002052
Old photograph number: C00917
Caption: Killellan, 6.4 km. south-south-west of Campbeltown, Kintyre, Argyllshire. Volcanic plugs.
Description: Killellan, 6.4 km. south-south-west of Campbeltown, Kintyre, Argyllshire. Volcanic plugs. Distant views of three volcanic plugs of andesite of Lower Carboniferous age, piercing Upper Old Red cornstones (Kinnesswood Formation) and Lower Carboniferous lava flows (Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation). The resistant nature of the intrusive rocks makes them stand out as prominent features on the skyline. Scotland was very active volcanically during the early Carboniferous period, with huge volumes of lava poured out as plateau basalts. There were also numerous contemporary basic intrusions.
Date taken: 01/01/1900
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: 168500
Y latitude/northing: 618500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 149.23 KB; 1000 x 708 pixels; 85 x 60 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 187 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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