NX1035 : Granite tor

near to Clanyard, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

Granite tor
Granite tor
Deep weathering following the joint pattern in this outcrop of the Portencorkrie Granite has resulted in a classic tor developing. It is notable that tor derives from Gaelic and ultimately Celtic, and means a hill, though geologists pin a more exclusive meaning to the term. This is one of the few outcrops away from the coast that hint at the nature of the bedrock, and it is a beauty.
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2012
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Geograph (Third Visitor for NX1035)
Date Taken
Friday, 10 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 2 October, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Geological interest  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 1086 3561 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:40.7960N 4:56.1191W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 1082 3563
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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