The role of the Cruachan Lineament during Dalradian evolution

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doi: 10.1144/sjg22020257
Authors:Graham, Colin M.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Univ. Edinburgh, Dep. Geol., Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Volume Title:Scottish Journal of Geology
Source:Scottish Journal of Geology, 22(2), p.257-270. Publisher: Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0036-9276
Publication Date:1986
Note:In English. 65 refs.; illus. incl. sketch map
Summary:An alternative model of early Dalradian evolution is proposed in which basaltic volcanism and sedimentation in the SW Scottish Highlands occurred in a quasi-oceanic, trans-Caledonoid, pull- apart basin bounded along its NE side by a major fault now identified as the Cruachan lineament. The Dalradian terrain may provide no evidence about the early history of the NW side of the Iapetus Ocean. [R.A.H.]
Subjects:Dalradian; Geophysical methods; Geophysical surveys; Gravity methods; Lineaments; Magnetic methods; Orogeny; Seismic methods; Structural geology; Surveys; Tectonics; Caledonides; Europe; Great Britain; Scotland; United Kingdom; Western Europe; Cruachan Lineament; Evolution
Abstract Numbers:87M/3220
Record ID:1987016362
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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