The geology of the Minches, Inner Sound and Sound of Raasay

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Authors:Chesher, J. A.; Smythe, D. K.; Bishop, P.
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Inst. Geol. Sci., Edinburgh EH9 3LA, United Kingdom
Source:Report - Natural Environment Research Council, Institute of Geological Sciences, Vol.83-6, 29p. Publisher: British Geological Survey, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0073-9359
Publication Date:1983
Note:In English. 2 p. refs. Geol. map 1:500,000
Summary:A great thickness (approx 1 km) of Lower Lias sediments occurs in the southern part of the North Minch basin, E of Lewis, Scotland. The Minch fault forms the western margin of the Permian-Tertiary rocks and is parallel to the Outer Isle thrust. The outcrop E of the fault in the N North Minch is no older than Middle Jurassic and may even include Cretaceous sediments. [R.A.H.]
Subjects:Areal geology; Basement; Bathymetry; Cenozoic; Geophysical methods; Geophysical profiles; Geophysical surveys; Glacial environment; Glacial sedimentation; Mesozoic; Oceanography; Offshore; Paleozoic; Processes; Quaternary; Reflection methods; Refraction methods; Sedimentation; Seismic methods; Stratigraphy; Surveys; Tertiary; Atlantic Ocean; Europe; Great Britain; Hebrides; North Atlantic; Northern Highlands; Scotland; United Kingdom; Western Europe; Environment; European Atlantic; Lewis; Minches; North Minch; Geologic map
Coordinates:N570000 N584000 W0050000 W0073000
Abstract Numbers:83M/5279
Record ID:1986011504
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom, Reference includes data from PASCAL, Institute de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
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