Precambrian rocks in northwest Scotland west of the Moine Thrust: the Lewisian Complex and the Torridonian
R. G. Park, R. A. Cliff, D. J. Fettes, A. D. Stewart, 1994. "Precambrian rocks in northwest Scotland west of the Moine Thrust: the Lewisian Complex and the Torridonian", A revised correlation of Pre-Cambrian rocks in the British Isles, W. Gibbons, A. L. Harris
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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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This second and completely revised edition of Special Report No. 6 provides a comprehensive review and report of work earned out since 1975. It emphasizes the relationship between, and the correlation of, the units in to which the Precambrian rocks of England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the Channel Islands have been divided The chapters also provide a comprehensive bibliography of the work on which the correlations have been based.