S. R. NOBLE, E. K. HYSLOP, A. J. HIGHTON; High-precision U–Pb monazite geochronology of the c. 806 Ma Grampian Shear Zone and the implications for the evolution of the Central Highlands of Scotland. Journal of the Geological Society ; 153 (4): 511–514. doi: https://doi.org/10.1144/gsjgs.153.4.0511
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Two pegmatites and mylonitic rocks from the Grampian Shear Zone yield U–Pb monazite ages of 806 ± 3 Ma, 808–9+11Ma, and 804–12+13, respectively. These confirm that shearing and pegmatite crystallization was essentially synchronous. Lower intercepts of c. 440 Ma indicate disturbance during Ordovician reworking. These new data question the concept of a single latest Proterozoic–early Palaeozoic orogeny in the Grampian terrane and the significance of the Great Glen Fault.