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The Later Proterozoic Torridonian Rocks of Scotland: their Sedimentology, Geochemistry and Origin

Product Code: M0024
Series: GSL Memoirs
Author/Editor: By A D Stewart (University of Reading, UK)
Publication Date: 21 August 2002
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The Torridonian sediments formed in a Proterozoic rift nearly contemporaneous with the Keweenawan Supergroup of North America. The book contains the first complete field description of rocks and sedimentary environments in which they formed, together with a comprehensive examination of their tectonic, palaeoclimatic significance, palaeomagnetism and diagenesis. It includes the results of over forty years work by the author, most of it previously unpublished.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-103-3
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-103-1
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Weight: 0.83 kg

Contents

Acknowledgements • Chapter 1 Introduction History of Research 1811-1969 • Chapter 2 Stoer Group Stratigraph • Basement topography, drainage & weather • Facies and environments • The Stac Fada sequence • Geochemistry • Palaeomagnetism • Palaeoclimate • Basin analysis • Age and correlation • Chapter 3 Sleat Group Stratigraphy • Facies and environments • Geochemistry • Weathering and palaeoclimate • Basin analysis • Age and correlation • Chapter 4 Torridon Group Stratigraphy • Basement topography and drainage • Unconformity weather • Facies and environments • Geochemistry and mineralogy • The nature and location of the source rocks • Palaeomagnetism • Weathering and palaeoclimate • Basin analysis • Age and correlation • Chapter 5 Overview Depositional style • Burial history • Palaeomagnetism and palaeogeography • Chapter 6 Directory Cape Wrath • Handa • Ben Dreavie • Quinag • Rubha Stoer • Stoer, Clachtoll and Clashnessie • Enard Bay • Loch Veyatie to Canisp and Suilven • Inverpolly Forest • Isle Ristol to Badentarbat and the Summer Isles • Achiltibuie • Cailleach Head • Scoraig • Stattic Point • Gruinard Bay • Aultbea and Rubha Mor • Poolewe • Bac an Leth-choin • Rubha Reidh • Gairloch • Diabaig • Alligin to Liathach • Upper Loch Torridon (south side) • Applecross • Raasy and Fladday • Scalpay, Longay and adjacent parts of Skye • The Sleat of Skye • Camusunary • Soay • Rum (Rhum) • Canna, igg and Hawks Bank • Iona • Bowmore • References • Index •

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