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P002854

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P number: P002854
Old photograph number: D02833
Caption: Loch Kishorn, looking west towards Sgurr a' Chaorachain, Ross and Cromarty. A good example of a glacial hanging valley can be seen between the buttresses of Torridonian sandstone. A closer view than D02832.
Description: Loch Kishorn, looking west towards Sgurr a' Chaorachain, Ross and Cromarty. A good example of a glacial hanging valley can be seen between the buttresses of Torridonian sandstone. A closer view than D02832. The Torridonian sandstone itself was deposited on the eroded land surface of the Lewisian basement metamorphic rocks c. 1000-750 Ma. The thick accumulation of terrestrial sedimentary rocks have never been deformed or regionally metamorphosed. They were laid down under fluviatile conditions and because of their great thickness and certain palaeoenvironmental indicators it is thought they accumulated in subsiding basins.
Date taken: 01/10/1979
Photographer: Bain, T.S.
Copyright statement: NERC
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 283200
Y latitude/northing: 940900
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 373.13 KB; 1001 x 780 pixels; 85 x 66 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 206 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, glaciation/ Glacial deposits, boulder clay, sand, gravel, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, mountains and hills  

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