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P number: P002075
Old photograph number: C01241
Caption: North-east of Rubha Aoineadh an Reithe, 3.6 km. north of Inver Cottage, south-west coast of Jura, Argyllshire. Sea stacks.
Description: North-east of Rubha Aoineadh an Reithe, 3.6 km. north of Inver Cottage, south-west coast of Jura, Argyllshire. Sea stacks. A swarm of Tertiary basalt dykes forming stacks on the modern and 7.6 m. (25 ft.) raised beach. The parts of the dyke in the foreground relating to the raised beach level are obviously now well above the splash zone and completely covered in vegetation. Sea stacks are formed on rocky shorelines when resistant rock units become isolated by erosion of the softer rocks surrounding them. Since dykes are generally more resistant to erosion that their country rocks, they are often found forming sea stacks, both modern and ancient.
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: 145500
Y latitude/northing: 674500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 253.20 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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