• 38  of  383
Uploaded on:
14/02/2009 05:28:25
Digital Asset
File Size:
352.41 KB
991 x 1000 pixels
3883 views 5 downloads
P number: P002933
Old photograph number: MNS01402
Caption: Oblique aerial view from the east-south-east taken at Whalt Point - Willie Anderson, Eyemouth shore, Berwickshire.
Description: The rocks, typical turbidites, are an alternating series of greywackes and siltstones in beds seldom exceeding 0.5 m. in thickness. They are predominantly grey in colour. The folds in the rocks north of Whalt Point are markedly more complex than the folds south of the point. The folding occurred during the Caledonian Orogeny towards the end of the Silurian, the geosyncline, a large sedimentary basin was compressed from the north-north-west and south-south-east, folded, faulted, and elevated to form a chain of mountains which have subsequently been eroded. A typical coastal view showing faulted Silurian greywackes, the faults are picked out by erosion, the strike of beds is north-east - south-west.
Date taken: 01/01/1972
Photographer: Unknown
Copyright statement: Unknown
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 395500
Y latitude/northing: 663900
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Portrait
Size: 352.41 KB; 991 x 1000 pixels; 84 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 262 x 265 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Average Rating: Not yet rated
Categories: Best of BGS Images/ Geological structures  


There is currently no feedback