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P number: P002699
Old photograph number: D01171
Caption: General view of upper Loch Torridon looking north-east from roadside 0.4 km. north-west of Balgy, Ross & Cromarty.
Description: In the 200 Ma interval between the deposition of the Torridonian rocks and the Cambrian there was a period of crustal warping during which the Precambrian rocks of the Caledonian foreland were arched into several large folds. Considerable erosion followed so by the beginning of the Cambrian a remarkably flat surface had been produced. Onto this surface the Cambrian sediments, beginning with these quartzites were deposited as it progressively and gently subsided to form the floor of a shelf sea. Subsequent uplift and erosion has caused these outliers to form. White Cambrian quartzite screes occur on the summit of Mullach an Rathain, Liathach are distributed round a tiny outlier capping Torridonian sandstone.
Date taken: 01/01/1968
Photographer: Christie, A.
Copyright statement: NERC
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 184300
Y latitude/northing: 854700
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 146.76 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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