Abstract

"The lower Torridonian in its southern most outcrops is built of felspathic greywacke turbidites, forming a succession probably 2-3 km. thick, overlain by 2 km. of pelitic and semi-pelitic sediments containing thick, current-bedded pebbly arkose horizons, especially near the base. Sedimentary structures in the greywackes include ubiquitous grading, together with flames, load-casts, convolute bedding, and sedimentary injection, brecciation and disruption phenomena. Palaeocurrents in both greywackes and arkoses indicate a southerly derivation. The detrital mineralogy also suggests a common provenance. It is suggested that the greywackes gradually filled their depositional basin and that later sedimentation occurred in a shallow water or fluvial environment."

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