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P number: P002272
Old photograph number: C02232
Caption: Dun Caan, east side of the Island of Raasay, Inverness-shire. Tertiary plateau basalts capping Jurassic rocks.
Description: Dun Caan, east side of the Island of Raasay, Inverness-shire. Tertiary plateau basalts capping Jurassic rocks. Dun Caan has a capping of plateau basalt that has been variously interpreted as a sill or as lavas with a fresh hard core of columnar form. It was formed in the vast outpouring of lava in the Tertiary Volcanic Province at about 55 Ma. It rests on the Jurassic Great Oolite, part of the Great Estuarine Series and consists of a basal oil shale (not seen) followed by massive sandstones, laminated shales with limestones and sandstones. Its total thickness is about 250 feet.
Date taken: 01/01/1917
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: 157500
Y latitude/northing: 839500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 210.58 KB; 1000 x 756 pixels; 85 x 64 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 200 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Igneous features/ Lava flows  

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