A re-interpretation of the "Centre 3 screens" of Ardnamurchan, NW Scotland

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doi: 10.1144/sjg42010083
Authors:Brown, David J.; Bell, Brian R.; McLeod, Graham W.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
University of Glasgow, Department of Geographical and Earth Sciences, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Volume Title:Scottish Journal of Geology
Source:Scottish Journal of Geology, Vol.42(Part 1), p.83-85. Publisher: Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0036-9276
Publication Date:2006
Note:In English. 8 refs.; illus., incl. geol. sketch maps
Summary:Fragmental rocks associated with Centre 3 of the Ardnamurchan Central Complex, NW Scotland, have long been interpreted as vent-filling agglomerates of pyroclastic origin (Richey & Thomas 1930). Here, we re-interpret these lithologies as net-veined dolerites formed by the intrusion and cooling of basaltic magma, and fragmented in places by emplacement of a subsequent silicic magma.
Sections:Petrology
Subsections:Igneous petrology
Subjects:Cenozoic; Diabase; Emplacement; Igneous rocks; Intrusions; Paleogene; Petrography; Plutonic rocks; Tertiary; Ardnamurchan; Argyllshire Scotland; Europe; Great Britain; Highland region Scotland; Scotland; United Kingdom; Western Europe; Ardnamurchan Complex
Coordinates:N564000 N565000 W0054500 W0061500
Abstract Numbers:06M/2824
Record ID:2006055365
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from The Geological Society, London, London, United Kingdom
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