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TITLE
Carsaig Arches
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_941_117_P008
PLACENAME
Carsaig Arches
DISTRICT
Mull
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Kilfinchen and Kilvickeon
DATE OF IMAGE
1890
PERIOD
1890s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31385
KEYWORDS
rocks
formations
structures
caves
tunnels
geology
cliffs
Carsaig Arches

The Carsaig Arches are found near the entrance to Loch Buie, along the coast to the west of Carsaig Bay. The Arches are formed from a large rock which has been cut off from the sea. The base of the rock is cretaceous while the upper part of the rock is basaltic. An archway in the rock has been carved out by the sea. One of the arches resembles a massive keyhole, as seen in this illustration.

This image is taken from 'An Historical, Archaeological and Geographical Examination of Fingal's Cave in the Island of Staffa', by JP Maclean (1890)

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Carsaig Arches

ARGYLL: Kilfinchen and Kilvickeon

1890s

rocks; formations; structures; caves; tunnels; geology; cliffs

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

The Carsaig Arches are found near the entrance to Loch Buie, along the coast to the west of Carsaig Bay. The Arches are formed from a large rock which has been cut off from the sea. The base of the rock is cretaceous while the upper part of the rock is basaltic. An archway in the rock has been carved out by the sea. One of the arches resembles a massive keyhole, as seen in this illustration.<br /> <br /> This image is taken from 'An Historical, Archaeological and Geographical Examination of Fingal's Cave in the Island of Staffa', by JP Maclean (1890)