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Needle's Eye Tarlair

HDR attempt at a local geological feature close to the former outdoor swimming pool near Macduff. I remember, as a youngster,when a young lad got stuck climbing to the top of this structure and had to be winched off as it was to dangerous to put other people up the rock. Quite impressive seeing the rescue chopper hovering over the top! The following information is from the "macunlimited.net" website.

 

The Needle's Eye structure is made of metamorphic rock of Cambrian age. These rocks were originally sediments deposited in an ocean in the region of 600 million years ago and one interesting feature of them is that despite their long geological history you can still see relicts of some of the original sedimentary structures in them.

 

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Taken on October 26, 2011