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The predominantly quartzofeldspathic gneisses of the Mullet peninsula and adjoining mainland south of Belmullet, Co. Mayo, Ireland, lie structurally below the Dalradian, with which all contacts are tectonic (Fig. 20). They were correlated by Hull (1881) with the Laurentian basement of Canada, whereas Kilroe (1907) and Trendall & Elwell (1963) considered them to be Caledonian migmatites. Sutton (1969), Sutton & Max (1969) and Max (1970) recognized the gneisses as a pre-Caledonian metamorphic complex within the Caledonides. Sutton (1972) introduced the name Annagh Gneiss Complex to describe the gneisses of the Mullet peninsula and tentatively correlated the rocks with the...

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