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January 01, 2002


The following chapter is intended to provide a comprehensive field description of the Tòrridonian, replacing that given in the Geological Survey’s NW Highlands memoir of 1907, and citing all relevant literature. Stratotypes and palaeocurrents are described, along with the section lines used to construct the regional stratigraphic sections (Figs 4&23), but detailed consideration of topics such as geochemistry, diagenesis, sediment source areas, palaeomagnetism and basin tectonics is contained in Chapters 2–5. for convenience the rocks are described under thirty-three compact subareas, most of which are shown on Plate 2. This plate also locates all figured maps and sections. The Directory starts with Cape Wrath and continues with sub-areas progressively farther south.

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Geological Society, London, Memoirs

The Later Proterozoic Torridonian Rocks of Scotland: their Sedimentology, Geochemistry and Origin

A. D. Stewart
A. D. Stewart
Postgraduate Research Institute for Sedimentology, University of Reading, PO Box 227,Reading RG6 6AB, UK
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