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P number: P002493
Old photograph number: C03506
Caption: Loch Enoch, looking eastwards from the summit of The Merrick, Kirkudbrightshire. Rock basin formed by glacier action.
Description: Loch Enoch, looking eastwards from the summit of The Merrick, Kirkudbrightshire. Rock basin formed by glacier action. Glacial rock basin excavated in the granodiorite of the Loch Doon pluton. Rather surprisingly, the granodiorite is more easily eroded than the true granite which forms the central ridge in the pluton (seen in the background) and therefore underlies almost all the small lochs within the boundary of the pluton. The Loch Doon granite pluton is of early Devonian age and intrudes mainly Ordovician greywackes of the Leadhills Supergroup. It has an 'hour-glass' shape in plan and includes several different rock types ranging from granite to diorite.
Date taken: 01/08/1934
Photographer: Fisher, W.D.
Copyright statement: Crown
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 244500
Y latitude/northing: 585500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 140.03 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/ Landforms, glaciation/ Glacial lakes and rock basins  

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