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Published: 01 April 2015
Scottish Journal of Geology (2015) 51 (1): 63-68.
...George E. Williams AbstractWeathering profiles 2–3 m thick mantle a palaeoplain formed on the Lewisian Complex and are overlain unconformably by fluvial conglomerates of the c. 980 Ma Applecross Formation (Torridon Group) in NW Scotland. Geological and palaeomagnetic data indicate...
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Published: 01 May 2012
Journal of the Geological Society (2012) 169 (3): 297-310.
...Magdalena A. Ellis; S. E. Laubach; P. Eichhubl; J. E. Olson; P. Hargrove AbstractThe Late Proterozoic Torridon Group Applecross Formation in the foreland of the Moine Thrust Belt, NW Scotland, contains deformation bands, three fracture sets (from oldest to youngest A, B, and L) defined...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Memoirs
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.1144/GSL.MEM.2002.024.01.04
EISBN: 9781862393998
... and shales in the Torridon Group A Diabaig B Applecross C Applecross D Applecross E Aultbea F Cailleach Hd sst. shale sst. shale sst. shale sst. shale sst. shale sst. shale n = 2 n = 2 n = 2 n = 1 n = 2 n = 1 n = 2 n = 1 n = 2 n � 2 n = 1 n...
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Published: 01 December 1997
Journal of the Geological Society (1997) 154 (6): 987-997.
...GEORGE E. WILLIAMS; PHILLIP W. SCHMIDT AbstractA palaeoplain that cuts across Lewisian Gneiss in the Cape Wrath area, northwest Scotland, is weathered to depths of 1–6 m beneath fluvial red conglomerates and sandstones of the Applecross Formation of the early Neoproterozoic Torridon Group...
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Published: 01 December 1990
Journal of the Geological Society (1990) 147 (6): 999-1007.
...G. J. Potts AbstractTwo geologically significant palaeomagnetic components have been isolated in samples of Torridon Group sandstones from the Kishorn nappe of NW Scotland. The samples were collected from the Eishort anticline, a large recumbent fold of Caledonian age. The softer component (which...
Journal Article
Published: 01 December 1999
Journal of the Geological Society (1999) 156 (6): 1097-1111.
... in an environment with little weathering, but chemical weathering is inhibited in both frigid and arid settings and sedimentological evidence favours the latter. The Stoer Group mudstones are enriched in Mg, Ca and Na relative to the Torridon Group samples, which are much closer in composition to an average shale...
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Published: 18 October 2016
Scottish Journal of Geology (2016) 52 (2): 103-109.
...Tomas Cain; Graham Leslie; Stuart Clarke; Michael Kelly; Maarten Krabbendam AbstractSouth of the Loch Maree Fault in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland, an unexplained step-wise thickening of Torridon Group strata, from c. 200–1000 m, occurs towards the Loch Maree Fault, within the trailing edges...
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Published: 01 January 2008
Journal of the Geological Society (2008) 165 (1): 379-394.
... fluvial deposits. The Altnaharra Formation and the unmetamorphosed, Neoproterozoic Applecross–Aultbea formations (Torridon Group) are similar in terms of lithology, stratigraphical thickness, sedimentology, geochemistry, detrital zircon ages and stratigraphical position on Archaean basement. Depositional...
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Published: 01 January 2001
Journal of the Geological Society (2001) 158 (1): 15-27.
...ROBERT H. RAINBIRD; MICHAEL A. HAMILTON; GRANT M. YOUNG AbstractBetween 30 and 50 single detrital zircons from each of four specimens of the Stoer Group and two specimens from the unconformably overlying Torridon Group were analysed on the GSC SHRIMP II ion probe. 207Pb/206Pb ages of zircons from...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2007.272.01.07
EISBN: 9781862395206
... Abstract The Achnashellach Culmination is one of the major structures of the Moine Thrust Belt. As with other culminations in the belt, it is formed by a stack of imbricate thrusts. Up to 1 km of Torridon Group sediments, together with a further 200–250 m of Cambrian strata, are repeated up...
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Series: Geological Society
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1144/SP448.2
EISBN: 9781786202932
... constrained. The Supergroup consists of two distinct successions, with the lower succession consisting of the Stoer and Sleat groups and the upper Torridon Group, separated by a marked unconformity, which has been assumed to represent a gap of about 200 myr ( Stewart 2002 ; Kinnaird et al. 2007 ). However...
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Published: 01 November 2004
Scottish Journal of Geology (2004) 40 (2): 123-130.
.... This suggests that fracturing and clastic filling took place when a considerable amount of Torridonian sediment was already deposited and lithified and a source from the upper Torridon Group (Aultbea and/or Cailleach Head Formations) is inferred. We suggest that fracturing within the Lewisian basement...
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( a ) The Lewisian–<b>Torridon</b> <b>Group</b> unconformity (arrow) at Poll a’Mhurain, s...
Published: 01 April 2015
Fig. 2. ( a ) The Lewisian–Torridon Group unconformity (arrow) at Poll a’Mhurain, showing a vein of white saddle dolomite in weathered amphibolite 0.4 m below the unconformity (site SD02); the box shows the area for (b). Viewer looking east; the rocks are tilted to the NW. ( b ) Vein of white
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Map showing outcrop of Applecross Formation (<b>Torridon</b> <b>Group</b>) in relation to...
Published: 01 May 2012
Fig. 1. Map showing outcrop of Applecross Formation (Torridon Group) in relation to surrounding units, western Scotland. (After Peach et al . 1907 ; Stewart 1969 ; Stewart & Goodenough 2009 .) Box: location of study, east of An Teallach [NH110 850], Wester Ross. MTB, Moine Thrust Belt
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Sections showing the Lewisian palaeotopography buried by the <b>Torridon</b> <b>Group</b>...
Published: 01 July 2001
Figure 2. Sections showing the Lewisian palaeotopography buried by the Torridon Group; no vertical exaggeration of scale. (a) Cliff section at Creag Riabhach in the Cape Wrath area [NC 278643–285632], showing the sedimentary architecture of the lowest 150 m of the Cape Wrath Member (facies
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Sections showing the Lewisian palaeotopography buried by the <b>Torridon</b> <b>Group</b>...
Published: 01 March 2001
Figure 2. Sections showing the Lewisian palaeotopography buried by the Torridon Group; no vertical exaggeration of scale. (a) Cliff section at Creag Riabhach in the Cape Wrath area [NC 278643–285632], showing the sedimentary architecture of the lowest 150 m of the Cape Wrath Member (facies
Journal Article
Published: 01 May 2007
Journal of the Geological Society (2007) 164 (3): 541-551.
...T.C. Kinnaird; A.R. Prave; C.L. Kirkland; M. Horstwood; R. Parrish; R.A. Batchelor AbstractThe Torridonian succession of NW Scotland comprises three groups, deposited during late Mesoproterozoic to early Neoproterozoic time, the Stoer, Sleat and Torridon. Previous workers have inferred that each...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Memoirs
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.1144/GSL.MEM.2002.024.01.02
EISBN: 9781862393998
... and the Torridon Group above. The section extends from the Coigach fault at Cnoc Breac [NC 032317], southeastwards to Clashnessie [NC 054312]. The unconformity with the Torridon Group is exposed a short distance NE of the section. Fig. 3. True-scale section of the Stoer Group at Stoer showing its...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Memoirs
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.1144/GSL.MEM.2002.024.01.03
EISBN: 9781862393998
... Table 8. Chemistry of sandstones in the Sleat and Torridon Groups of Skye Rubha Guail Formation n = 2 Loch na Dal Formation n = 5 Beinn na Seamraig Formation n = 11 Kinloch Formation n = 16 Lower Applecross Formation n = 7 Upper Applecross Formation n = 7 SiO 2...
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Published: 01 January 2004
Geological Magazine (2004) 141 (1): 15-39.
... but was probably fixed by early dewatering and lithification because slumped blocks of Stoer in basal Torridon Group sediments preserve a primary remanence. Tilt adjustment, although inconclusive, also implies that magnetic remanence is older than pre-Torridian Group tectonic deformation. The lower part...
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