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P number: P002145
Old photograph number: C01780
Caption: The summit of Aonach Beag, Ben Nevis range, Inverness-shire. The results of frost action.
Description: The summit of Aonach Beag, Ben Nevis range, Inverness-shire. The results of frost action. The plateau surface of the mountain top at 3,999 feet shows the thoroughly broken up character of the underlying Dalradian schists owing to the splintering action of frost, dispersed by soil and snow creep and exposure by subsequent wind erosion. Note the trails of quartz debris from knobs of vein quartz. Much of the frost action initiated in the last glaciation when the mountain tops were exposed and glaciers still occupied the valleys.
Date taken: 01/01/1910
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: 219500
Y latitude/northing: 771500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 352.85 KB; 1001 x 725 pixels; 85 x 61 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 192 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, weathering/ Rock weathering, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, weathering/ Frost action and debris  

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