Abstract

"Peridotite, troctolite, and olivine-gabbro are exposed in the Bourtie area at the eastern end of the Insch igneous mass. The distribution of outcrops suggests that the rocks are disposed in bands running north and south and a smaller-scale north-south banding can be seen in some exposures. The earlier view that the ultrabasic rocks form an east-west lens on the floor of a northerly-dipping gabbro sheet is therefore abandoned and both the northern and southern contacts are believed to be part of the roof of the igneous body."

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