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P number: P002073
Old photograph number: C01239
Caption: Rubha Aoineadh an Reithe, 4.6 km. north of Inver Cottage, south-west coast of Jura, Argyllshire.
Description: Rubha Aoineadh an Reithe, 4.6 km. north of Inver Cottage, south-west coast of Jura, Argyllshire. Sea caves in cliff of crushed quartzite traversed by basalt dykes, at back edge of higher part of modern beach, though possibly cut during the period of the 7.6 m. (25 ft.) raised beach. The prominent Tertiary dyke on the left is breaking up into rough cube-shaped blocks, presumably along a prominent joint pattern (cooling joints?) at right angles to the margins. Some of these blocks are scattered about on the modern beach. Sea caves are cut when the sea crashes against the base of cliffs and finds a weak zone to erode. When the sea level falls, the caves are abandoned and left behind at higher levels as evidence of former shorelines.
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: 144500
Y latitude/northing: 674500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 218.85 KB; 1001 x 727 pixels; 85 x 62 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 192 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, marine/ Raised beaches  

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