NC1843 : Loch na h-Airigh Slčibhe through a Scourie dyke

taken 7 years ago, 3 km from Lower Badcall, Highland, Great Britain

Loch na h-Airigh Slèibhe through a Scourie dyke
Loch na h-Airigh Slčibhe through a Scourie dyke
Usually the rocks of volcanic intrusions are harder than the rock into which they are forced. In the case of the Scourie dykes, the volcanic basalt is softer than the surrounding gneiss. This results in the basalt being eroded faster than the gneiss producing linear depressions in the landscape. The straight-sided trench running out into the loch is characteristic of these dykes.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 11 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 16 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Geological interest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NC 1850 4345 [10m precision]
WGS84: 58:20.5126N 5:6.1487W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NC 1847 4343
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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