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P002763

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P number: P002763
Old photograph number: D01621
Caption: Ben Hope looking north-north-east from Alltnacaillich, Sutherland. Coarse feldspathic and siliceous Moine psammites dipping gently to the east intruded by the basic 'Ben Hope Sill'.
Description: Ben Hope looking north-north-east from Alltnacaillich, Sutherland. Coarse feldspathic and siliceous Moine psammites dipping gently to the east intruded by the basic 'Ben Hope Sill'. The sill forms the long escarpment and can be traced for many miles and is composed of schistose, garnetiferous amphibolite i.e. the original intrusion of tholeiitic basic rock has undergone considerable metamorphism. It is thought that the sill was intruded along a stratigraphic line of weakness such as a finer grained pelitic band within the psammites. Note the gravel banks in the Strathmore River in the foreground and the low alluvial terrace on the left.
Date taken: 01/01/1975
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: 245500
Y latitude/northing: 945100
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 237.85 KB; 1000 x 797 pixels; 85 x 67 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 211 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Best of BGS Images/ Landscapes, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, mountains and hills  

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