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In the Moine thrust zone, Proterozoic (Moine) metasedimentary rocks of the Caledonian belt are carried over the foreland sequence of Archaean to Proterozoic (Lewisian) gneiss, upper Proterozoic (Torridonian) sandstones, and the unconformable sequence of Cambro-Ordovician shelf quartzites and limestones. The thrust structures occur on all scales, from minor duplex zones a few centimeters across to large thrust sheets on a kilometer scale. The thrust sequence is generally piggy-back; thus, the easternmost (highest level) thrust formed first. The thrust direction was toward N65°W ±10°.

The lower thrust sheets have produced folds by the stacking of imbricate slices, although in Eriboll on...

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