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P002704

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P number: P002704
Old photograph number: D01176
Caption: Looking north-west across Lochan an Iasgaich, Liathach, Ross & Cromarty. Mural precipices of Torridonian sandstone. Small outliers of Cambrian quartzite form the actual peak of the hill.
Description: Looking north-west across Lochan an Iasgaich, Liathach, Ross & Cromarty. Mural precipices of Torridonian sandstone. Small outliers of Cambrian quartzite form the actual peak of the hill. The Torridonian mountains typically show horizontal bedding in sandstone, producing alternate vertical cliffs and horizontal ledges. The region as a whole is one of a strongly dissected glaciated upland with a series of large massifs such as Liathach separated by glacial troughs such as in the foreground. The tips of the three main peaks all are formed of Cambrian quartzites lying unconformably on the Torridonian sandstone. The time period between the Torridonian and the deposition of the quartzites in a shelf sea is c. 200 Ma.
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: 196200
Y latitude/northing: 856300
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 182.79 KB; 1000 x 771 pixels; 85 x 65 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 204 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, mountains and hills  

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