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P number: P002424
Old photograph number: C02992
Caption: Tinto from Symington, Lanarkshire. Looking west. Felsite intrusion.
Description: Tinto from Symington, Lanarkshire. Looking west. Felsite intrusion. The high ridge of the Tinto felsite intrusion actually consists of a ridge of hills: Scaut Hill, Howgate Hill, Lochlyock Hill and Tinto itself. The intrusion is in the form of a laccolith which is intruded into sandstones and conglomerates of the Greywacke Conglomerate Formation, Lanark Group (formerly Lower Old Red Sandstone), of Lower Devonian age. The crag feature on the left is due to the oligoclase-dacite intrusion of the Pap Craig. A laccolith is a generally circular to oval-shaped sill-like intrusion in the form of a lens, with its lower surface flat and the rocks above pushed up to form a shallow dome.
Date taken: 01/01/1921
Photographer: Manson, W.
Copyright statement: Crown
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 299500
Y latitude/northing: 635500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 191.42 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/ General views/ Igneous rock country, Geoscience subjects/ Igneous features/ Bosses and laccoliths  

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