NM6753 : Dyke on Beinn Uamha

taken 20 years ago, 4 km from Acharn, Highland, Great Britain

Dyke on Beinn Uamha
Dyke on Beinn Uamha
A dyke from one of the Tertiary volcanic events on Beinn Uamha. Intrusions like dykes always give rise to features, the rock will always be a different strength to the rocks it crosses, this means you either get a ridge or a ravine. The most famous example is the Inaccessible Pinnacle on Skye, a long thin ridge which is a basalt dyke, albeit protected by gabbro sheets.
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Date Taken
May 1999   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 2 August, 2005
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 67 53 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 56:36.9301N 5:47.4540W
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