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Field excursion guide to the Tertiary volcanic rocks of Ardnamurchan

W. A. Deer

Field excursion guide to the Tertiary volcanic rocks of Ardnamurchan

by W. A. Deer

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Published by Edinburgh Geological Society] in [Edinburgh .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Geology -- Scotland -- Ardnamurchan,
  • Geology, Stratigraphic -- Tertiary.,
  • Rocks, Igneous

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesTertiary volcanic rocks of Ardnamurchan
    StatementW.A. Deer ; with an appendix by J.E. Richey.
    ContributionsRichey, James Ernest, 1886-, Edinburgh Geological Society
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQE461 D4
    The Physical Object
    Pagination29p.
    Number of Pages29
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18896375M

      Fossil trees, tree moulds and tree casts in the Palaeocene Mull Lava Field, NW Scotland: context, formation and implications for lava emplacement - Volume Issue 1 - Author: Brian R. Bell, Ian T. Williamson. Summary of the geology of Ardnamurchan: including the report of the Summer Field Meeting to Ardnamurchan, Staffa, Iona and Oban; July 22nd to August 1st, Cited by: 7.

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    Ardnamurchan Adventure: Volcanoes, Cairns and Standing Stones by Jo Woolf. Posted by True Highlands in Kit and Caboodle | 2 comments. Ardnamurchan Volcano When you drive along the wild and lonely road from Kilchoan to Sanna on the Ardnamurchan peninsula, you find yourself passing through a low-lying, almost moon-like terrain that is fringed on all sides by lumpy black hills. The Port an Eilean Mhòir ship burial is a Viking boat burial site in Ardnamurchan, Scotland, the most westerly point on the island of Great to the 10th century, the burial consists of a Viking boat about 5 metres (16 ft) long by metres ( ft) wide in which a man was laid to rest with his shield, sword and spear as well as other grave nates: 56°45′36″N 6°1′12″W / .


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Field excursion guide to the Tertiary volcanic rocks of Ardnamurchan by W. A. Deer Download PDF EPUB FB2

The compilation of a field guide presents several difficulties. If it is too long, accounts of rocks or rock suites tend to be diffi­cult to find and the price is too high; and yet, if certain rock types are left out, the guide will fail in its purpose. Vents and asociated volcanic rocks accompanied this activity.

British Tertiary. Deer, W.A.: “ Field excursion guide to the Tertiary Volcanic rocks of Ardnamurchan.” Symposium on Volcanoes and their roots, Oxford, Sept.

Int. Assoc. of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior Cited by: 7. This pocket sized geological field guide provides an introduction to the Tertiary igneous rocks of the spectacular Ardnamurchan peninsula of Scotland.

The introductory chapters describe the various intrusive igneous rocks which are encountered, their age relationships and petrogenesis. Category: Geology SC.

View Categories / Geology SC. Sort Field excursion guide to the Carboniferous volcanic rocks of the Midland Valley of Scotland. By: B. J Upton. Field excursion guide to the tertiary volcanic rocks of Ardnamurchan. By: W. A Deer. Price: $ Ardnamurchan is the most Westerly point in mainland Britain.

Located in Scotland, about halfway up and all the way West, it is a stunningly beautiful, remote, and wild place. I picked up this book at the Ardnamurchan lighthouse shop when spending a week near /5. Field excursion guide to the Carboniferous volcanic rocks of the Midland Valley of Scotland by B.G.J.

Upton Tertiary and Post-Tertiary geology of Mull, Loch Aline and Oban. T HE western portion of the Ardnamurchan peninsula is formed of Tertiary vents and intrusions, which pierce Tertiary basalt lavas and underlying Mesozoic sediments and Moine Schists.

The complex illustrates many of the features charac- teristic of Tertiary igneous activity in by: 7. The Ardnamurchan volcano might thus have been analogous to ridge-like volcanic edifices on ocean islands (e.g ) or the elongate volcanic structures of Cited by: Lochaber, Highlands, Scotland 'ancient volcano at Ardnamurchan.

Classic geology, most westerly mainland point and great views' From Daniel Hill @pastclimates and Heather Rawcliffe @HjRawcliffe The west coast of Scotland contains a chain of volcanic complexes that formed in the early Tertiary – as Europe and North America separated and the Atlantic opened.

All of them provide exceptional. Ardnamurchan: A guide to geological excursions [C. D Gribble] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Ardnamurchan (/ ˌ ɑːr d n ə ˈ m ɜːr x ən /, Scottish Gaelic: Àird nam Murchan: headland of the great seas) is a square-mile (square-kilometre) peninsula in the ward management area of Lochaber, Highland, Scotland, noted for being very unspoiled and remoteness is accentuated by the main access route being a single track road for much of its length.

A walk near Ardnamurchan, starting from Sonachan, with pictures and plotted on a map. Geograph - photograph every grid square Geo-Trips:: Geological Field Trip Part 1 - the Great Eucrite. A short walk to Kilmory Beach on the Ardnamurchan peninsula, a lovely sheltered sandy beach on the north coast of the Ardnamurchan peninsula.

The beach is punctuated by numerous rocky outcrops of heavily jointed igneous rocks, and fringed with green and purple hued boulders and shingle. This is a little piece I once wrote after a visit to Ardnamurchan, where we went all the way to the end of the peninsula, to the lighthouse. The picture below of Ardnamurchan Lighthouse was taken from the ferry to Lochboisdale, South Uist.

And, as we have been on the island of Mull from time to time, on this page there are also some views with the Ardnamurchan peninsula as a backdrop.

Then a road was built to link Ardnamurchan with the the rest of Scotland at Salen, 23 miles to the east. Today this remains a single track road. It mostly follows the peninsula's south coast, except where it takes a major diversion north to avoid Ardnamurchan's highest mountain, the m Ben Hiant.

A major volcanic edifice likely built up during stages 1 and 2, but vigorous erosion soon reduced the central complex to a hilly landscape, at much the level of the present land surface.

might be an opportunity for a quick reappraisal of rocks from Excursion 1 in Coire Dubh C.H. and Forster, R.M. Guide to the Tertiary Igneous. The Ardnamurchan Bunkhouse offers self-catering accommodations in Glenborrodale in a rural, remote location in the west of Scotland.

Free private parking is available on site. Certain rooms include a seating area for your convenience. Some units feature views of the sea or garden. The Ardnamurchan Bunkhouse features free WiFi/10(). The Ardnamurchan peninsula is also a land shaped by volcanic activity with the remains of three volcanic centres and multiple Tertiary igneous intrusions into the Moine Schists; a real treat for the geologist.

Explore the remains of this ancient volcano by visting the deserted village of Glendrian. Catalogue Ardnamurchan: a guide to geological excursions. Ardnamurchan: a guide to geological excursions. Gribble, C.

(Colin Duncan), Scotland Highland Region Ardnamurchan peninsula Geological features For field studies; Geology Scotland Ardnamurchan peninsula. Find more by Author. Gribble, C. (Colin Duncan), The Hypersthene Gabbro of Ardnamurchan Point is formed by an outer Marginal Border Group (MBG) and a younger Inner Series (IS).

The MBG is a single large intrusion which corresponds to a high - melt - percentage magma chamber. The IS is dominated by numerous gabbronorite sheet intrusions which formed a large low - melt - percentage magma body.

A warm welcome to Ardnamurchan Holidays, where the Highlands meet the ocean. This wild and timeless place is an ideal backdrop for a unique ‘Get away from it all ‘ holiday.

A peaceful place, surrounded by nature at its most unspoilt.Ardnamurchan Point is a wild, lonely, and stunningly beautiful place offering superb views of many nearby (and not so nearby) islands. You know you are getting close to the end of your journey when you come to a gateway in the road guarded by traffic lights, probably the only set within fifty miles.Ardnamurchan: Àird nam Murchan: headland of the great seas) is a square-mile ( km 2) peninsula in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland, noted for being very unspoilt and remoteness is accentuated by the main access route being a single track road for much of its length.

Ardnamurchan Point, which has a metre ( ft) tall lighthouse built on it, is commonly described as the.