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Geology

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 165 Collections and/or Records:

Note about a ridge and boulders near Lonan, 21 September 1884

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/238
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Note about a ridge and boulders near Lonan [Lonain, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] including 'Lairig a fheoi' which is 'wher[e] Lonan begins at Barra Goillean [Barguillean]' and 'Ugh a gheoi' described as 'a boulder now'. Also noted are black stones in 'amair na h-aibhne' [the river bed] and on the side of the river at Clacha Dubha [Clachadow].

Dates: 21 September 1884

Note about archaeological sites around Loch Druidibeg, Howbeg, Snishival and Peninerine, South Uist, c1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/86
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Note about archaeological sites around Loch Druidibeag/Loch Druidibeg, Tobha Beag/Howbeg, Sniseabhal/Snishival and Peighinn nan Aoireann/Peninerine, South Uist. Including the locations of Eilean an Ràna, Eilean an t-Sagairt and Dùn Altripeadh [Dùn Altabrug]. He states that Dùn Altabrug is roofed; that 'sornaichean' [kilns] are visible on Eilean na Cre'ich on Loch Eilean an t-Sagairt and at Gearr-sgeirean, Peninerine at low-tide a 'bota-moina' [vein of peat] six feet high can also be seen.

Dates: c1872

Note about Cladh Cliaminn, November 1873

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/22
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Note about Cladh Cliaminn [St Clement's Graveyard, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] that there is a 'pollag' [small pit] there which 'was never seen dry - always wet or moist.'

Dates: November 1873

Note about copper, August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/138
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Note about copper that a vein of it runs south west up from the sea to the hill face.

Dates: August 1883

Note about deer horns and roots found on Tarasaigh/Taransay, 8 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/15
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Note about deer horns and roots found on Tarasaigh/Taransay including that the deer horns were very large at twelve feet, that Mr Ran[ald] MacDonald had seen moss and roots of trees at low water mark below the houses on the island and that 'Toots of trees are on the tops of the hills here.'

Dates: 8 July 1870

Note about Dun Na Ruai, September 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/146
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Note about Dun Na Ruai [Dùn Loch nic Ruaidhe, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] describing its composition as good square blocks of stone, like those at Aird Bhinn [possibly Àird Mhidhinis], an irregular oval shap and full of mountain ash and brambles. Also notes that a clachan goes from the shore.

Dates: September 1872

Note about duns and foot-marked rocks on the Isle of Barra, 24 September 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/102
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Note about duns and foot-marked rocks on the Isle of Barra [Barraigh] including Dùn Briain, Dun Chiu'ir [Dùn Chuidhir] and Dùnan Ruadh, Creaga la'uir and Ciste nan Cli'eann, which is described as having 'a wall of rock on each side'. Also mentioned is a high rock behind Lorg Mhic De and Lorg an Donais, which a large footmark and a small footmark in it.

Dates: 24 September 1872

Note about geometrically proportioned stones in Appin, 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/175
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Note probably collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about geometrically proportioned stones found on Beinn Aulay [Beinn Fhionnlaidh], Glencreran, Beinn Starbh, on the south of Locheite [Ben Starv, Loch Èite/Loch Etive], and on Scurra Chòis [Sgorr a' Choise] [all Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire].

Dates: 1883

Note about gravestones and tree stumps, February 1874

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/60
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Note about gravestones, which are 'on end in sand on w[est] side of Cairnish bay' [Cairinis/Carinish, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] and tree stumps which are visible at low water on Pabbay [Pabaigh] which are two feet in diameter.

Dates: February 1874

Note about how Loch Etive changed from being a lake during a storm, 6 July 1892

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/11
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Note, probably collected from Duncan MacNiven, retired schoolmaster, Airds, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about how Loch Etive changed from being a lake during a storm stating that a 'narrow isthmus of gravelly soil' separately the lake from the sea at Connel but that this was breached during a storm. He notes that the isthmus stood where the Falls of Lora are now. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: 6 July 1892