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Precambrian rocks in northwest Scotland west of the Moine Thrust: the Lewisian Complex and the Torridonian

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R. G. Park
R. G. Park
1
Department of Geology, University of Keele, Keele, Staffordshire, ST55BG, UK
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R. A. Cliff
R. A. Cliff
2
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT
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D. J. Fettes
D. J. Fettes
3
British Geological Survey, Murchison House, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3LA, UK
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A. D. Stewart
A. D. Stewart
4
Paoluccio, 05020 Porchiano del Monte, Italy
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Published:
January 01, 1994

Abstract

The Precambrian foreland rocks, lying west of the Moine Thrust Zone of northwest Scotland, consist of a crystalline, mainly gneissose, basement (the Lewisian complex) overlain by an undeformed or gently tilted sedimentary cover (the Torridonian). This chapter provides an overview of Lewisian and Torridonian geology, plus detailed sections on the exposures of Lewisian gneisses on the Scottish mainland and in the Outer Hebrides. Lewisian rocks exposed on Shetland are associated closely with Moine rocks and are mentioned in Chapter 3.

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Geological Society, London, Special Reports

A revised correlation of Pre-Cambrian rocks in the British Isles

W. Gibbons
W. Gibbons
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A. L. Harris
A. L. Harris
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Geological Society of London
Volume
22
ISBN electronic:
9781786202857
Publication date:
January 01, 1994

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