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P number: P002058
Old photograph number: C01099
Caption: Shore at Creag nam Muran, about 0.4 km. north-west of Gemmil, 2.4 km. north-west of Ardfern, Argyllshire. Looking south. Old sea stack.
Description: Shore at Creag nam Muran, about 0.4 km. north-west of Gemmil, 2.4 km. north-west of Ardfern, Argyllshire. Looking south. Old sea stack. Platform and cliff of 10.7 m. (35 ft.) raised beach with Tertiary basalt dyke cut out by marine erosion to form a fossil sea stack. Photographer standing on wave-cut platform of the raised beach. Raised beaches are common features along the coast of Scotland and were formed when the sea level was higher than at present. This typically occurs when an ice-cap retreats, rapidly releasing large quantities of water which raises the sea level eustatically. However, through time, the land rises isostatically with the removal of the ice load, and the sea level appears to fall again, relative to the land.
Date taken: 01/01/1904
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: 178500
Y latitude/northing: 705500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 226.43 KB; 1001 x 718 pixels; 85 x 61 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 190 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, marine/ Raised beaches  

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