Excursion guide to the Moine geology of the Northern Highlands of Scotland

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From: Strachan, Rob, Friend, Clark, Alsop, Ian, Miller, Suzanne (Editors). A Geological excursion guide to the Moine geology of the Northern Highlands of Scotland. Edinburgh : Edinburgh Geological Society, Glasgow Geological Society in association with NMS Enterprises, 2010.

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Contents

Summary of the Moine geology of the Northern Highlands of Scotland

Moine geology of the Ross of Mull - an excursion

Moine geology of the Ross of Mull. Itinerary A. Eastern limb of the Assapol Synform (1) - an excursion

Locality 1.1 Viewpoint of the regional and local geology.
Locality 1.2 Upper Shiaba Psammite with cross bedding and heavy mineral bands [NM 4425 1893]
Locality 1.3 Shiaba Group lithologies; Tertiary intrusions and faulting. [NM 4452 1898]
Locality 1.4 Folds within the Lower Shiaba Psammite. [NM 442 185]
Locality 1.5 F2 sheath folds within the Lower Shiaba Psammite. [NM 4410 1841]
Locality 1.6 Sedimentary and tectonic structures within the Upper Shiaba Psammite. [NM 436 183]
Locality 1.7 Upper Shiaba Psammite cut by Tertiary dolerite. [NM 4365 1805]

Moine geology of the Ross of Mull. Itinerary B. Eastern limb of the Assapol Synform (2) - an excursion

Locality 1.8 Geological viewpoint. [NM 4208 1884]
Locality 1.9 S0/S2 relationships within the Ardalanish Striped and Banded Formation. [NM 4215 1882]
Locality 1.10 Scoor Pelitic Gneiss. [NM 4214 1876]
Locality 1.11 S0/S2 relationships within the Scoor Pelitic Gneiss; Tertiary intrusion. [NM 4231 1873]
Locality 1.12 Top of the Lagan Mor Formation. [NM 4229 1854]
Locality 1.13 Transition from the Lagan Mor Formation into the Upper Shiaba Psammite. [NM 4251 1834]
Locality 1.14 F2/F3 relationships within the Ardalanish Striped and Banded Formation on the eastern limb of the F3 Assapol Synform. [NM 4165 1847]

Moine geology of the Ross of Mull. Itinerary C. Structure and lithologies within the Ardalanish Striped and Banded Formation, western linb of the Assapol Synform - an excursion

Locality 1.15 Regional and contact metamorphism of the Assapol Group Moine. [NM 3753 1884]
Locality 1.16 Migmatitic fabrics and polyphase folds. [NM 3772 1876]
Locality 1.17 Garnetiferous amphibolites. [NM 3778 1870]
Locality 1.18 Relationships between amphibolites and host metasediments. [NM 3805 1855]
Locality 1.19 East verging F3 folds. [NM 3816 1837]
Locality 1.20 F3 folds. [NM 3824 1832]

Moine geology of the Ross of Mull. Itinerary D. Western limb and core of the Assapol Synform - an excursion

Locality 1.21 Hinge and eastern limb of F3 antiform. [NM 384 183 to NM 398 188]
Locality 1.22 Discordant amphibolite and F2/F3 structures. [NM 3965 1864]
Locality 1.23 Hinge zone of the F3 Assapol Synform. [NM 3980 1885 to NM 4100 1880]
Locality 1.24 Contact metamorphic phenomena within the aureole of the Ross of Mull Granite. Distance is less than 1km, taking c.1 hour. [NM 365 217]
Locality 1.25 Margin of the Ross of Mull Granite. Distance from Ardalanish and return is c.4km, taking 3 hours. [NM 3680 1765]

Moine geology from Fort William to Glenfinnan - an excursion

Locality 2.1 Loch Eil shore section. Loch Eil Psammite intruded by amphibolites. [NN 057 784]
Locality 2.2 Fassfern. Sedimentary structures within the Druim Fada Quartzite; microdiorite intrusions within the Loch Eil Psammite. [NN 0215 7895]
Locality 2.3 Loch Eil road section. Calc silicates in Loch Eil Psammite; late granite veins. [NM 988 788]
Locality 2.4 Kinlocheil. Psammites and hornblende schists of the Loch Eil Group; pelitic gneisses of the Glenfinnan Group. [NM 962 793]
Locality 2.5 Callop road section. Flat lying Ardgour Granite Gneiss with S2 fabric and quartzofeldspathic lits; microdiorite sheet; D2 folds in flat belt. [NM925 794]
Locality 2.6 Craigag road section. Amphibolites and ptygmatic folds in granitic gneiss. [NM 922 796]
Locality 2.7 Allt na Criche road section. Low strain zone in centre of granitic gneiss sheet. [NM 919 799]
Locality 2.8 Glenfinnan road section. Loch Quoich Line; minor intrusions; western margin of the granitic gneiss; steep belt. [NM 916 802]
Locality 2.9 Glenfinnan road section. Loch Eil Group psammites within the steep belt. [NM 909 804]

Moine geology from Glenfinnan to Morar - an excursion

Moine geology from Glenfinnan to Morar. High grade rocks of the 'vertical' belt - an excursion

Locality 3.1 The Muidhe. Glenfinnan Group psammites, pelites and migmatites; pegmatites; microdiorite sheets. [NM 857 815]
Locality 3.2 The Loch Eilt Antiform eastern limb. Glenfinnan Group pelites; Morar Group psammites and pelites; Sgurr Beag Thrust Zone. [NM 828 821 to 817 824]
Locality 3.3 Morarian (= Knoydartian) pegmatites at Loch Eilt [NM 806 827]
Locality 3.4 The Glenshian Synform and the Sgurr Beag Thrust [NM 789 828 to NM 777 830]

Moine geology from Glenfinnan to Morar. Western margin of the vertical belt and low grade rocks of the western 'flat' belt - an excursion

Locality 3.5 The western limb of the Glenshian Synform [NM 7675 8236 to NM 7570 8260]
Locality 3.6 The Ardnish Synform [NM 7478 8305 to NM 7401 8330]
Locality 3.7 The Arnipol Slide Zone [NM7421 8370 to NM 7438 8430]
Locality 3.8 The Upper Morar Psammite: Rhue peninsula [NM 1613 7842]
Locality 3.9 The Upper Morar Psammite: Morar Bay [NM 1668 7933]

Moine geology from Invergarry to Kinloch Hourn - an excursion

Moine geology from Invergarry to Kinloch Hourn, eastern end - an excursion

Locality 4.1 Garry Quarry [NH 196 023]
Locality 4.2 Coir’ an t Seasgaich [NH 076 035]
Locality 4.3 Quoich dam spillway [NH 071 023]
Locality 4.4 Quoich Quarry [NH 062 018]

Moine geology from Invergarry to Kinloch Hourn, Loch Quoich shore section - an excursion

Locality 4.5 Loch Quoich shore section [NH 042 019]
Locality 4.5 Loch Quoich shore section [1] [NH 046 016 to NH 044 017]
Locality 4.5 Loch Quoich shore section [2] [NH 044 017 to NH 043 018]
Locality 4.5 Loch Quoich shore section [3] [NH 043 018 to NH 042 019]

Moine geology from Invergarry to Kinloch Hourn, Quoich Bridge, westwards - an excursion

Locality 4.6 Quoich Bridge [NH 015 041]
Locality 4.7 Coire Shubh road section [NG 9668 0407]
Locality 4.8 Coire Shubh Beag [NG 960 045]
Locality 4.9 Kinloch Hourn to Skiary [NG 953 064 to NG 933 072]

Moine geology of Glen Moriston and Glen Shiel - an excursion

Moine geology of Glen Moriston and Glen Shiel, Glen Moriston - an excursion

Locality 5.1 – A887 road cutting. [NH 2864 1219]
Locality 5.2 A887 road cutting [NH 2348 1115]
Locality 5.3 Large quarry to the north of the Cluanie dam [NH 185 103]
Locality 5.4 Loch Cluanie shoreline [NH 1230 1034]

Moine geology of Glen Moriston and Glen Shiel, Glen Shiel - an excursion

Locality 5.5 Glen Shiel [NH 0266 1234]
Locality 5.6 Glen Shiel [NH 006 135, NH 008 137]

Moine geology of West Glenelg and Loch Hourn - an excursion

Moine geology of West Glenelg and Loch Hourn, West Glenelg - an excursion

Locality 6.1 North Glenelg Bay [NG 809 205]
Locality 6.2 Glenelg village [NG 8092 1921]
Locality 6.3 Sandaig [NG 7680 1463 to NG 7706 1520]

Moine geology of West Glenelg and Loch Hourn, Loch Hourn region - an excursion

Locality 6.4 Road section west of Arnisdale [NG 8320 1118]
Locality 6.5 Crudh ‘Ard [NG 8464 0963]
Locality 6.6 Corran to Rudha Camas na Caillin [NG 85 08]
Locality 6.7 Loch Hourn [NG 8193 1181]

Moine geology of East Glenelg and Loch Duich - an excursion

Moine geology of East Glenelg and Loch Duich, East Glenelg - an excursion

Locality 7.1 North of Glen More [NG 8397 2039 to NG 860 234]
Locality 7.2 Between Glen More and Glean Beag

Moine geology of East Glenelg and Loch Duich, Loch Duich - an excursion

Locality 7.3 Eilean Donan Castle [NG 885 254 to NG 8430 2445]
Locality 7.4 Carr Brae to Loch a’ Mhuilinn [NG 8995 2445 to NG 9065 2480]
Locality 7.5 Loch Duich roadside [NG 905 233 to NG 900 239]
Locality 7.6 Loch Duich roadside [NG 9115 2260]
Locality 7.7 Loch Duich lochside [NG 8845 2380]

Moine geology of Glen Strathfarrar and Loch Monar - an excursion

Locality 8.1 Roadside just NE of North dam. [NH 2038 3938]
Locality 8.2 Hillside just NE of North dam. [NH 2002 3895]
Locality 8.3 Glacial pavement immediately west of South dam. [NG 1990 3884]
Locality 8.4 Roadside outcrops west of the road. [NH 1996 3848]
Locality 8.5 South of the Upper Power Station. [NH 1840 3772]
Locality 8.6 Lakeside outcrops west of Monar Lodge. [NH 1988 4050]
Locality 8.7 River section of the Garbh Uisge. [NH 2180 3927]
Locality 8.8 Moine Lewisian contact north of Inchvuilt [NH 2294 3874]

Moine geology of Loch a’ Bhraoin, Braemore and Loch Broom - an excursion

Locality 9.1 Allt Leacach [NH 177 768]
Locality 9.2 Allt Breabaig [NH 156 752 to NH 166 723]

Moine geology of Loch a’ Bhraoin, Braemore and Loch Broom. Option A. Meall an t Sithe - an excursion

Locality 9.3 Meall an t Sithe [NH 141 765]
Locality 9.4 Meall Dubh [NH 103 748]
Locality 9.5 Allt Teanga nan Caiseachan [NH 090 746 to NH 093 736]
Locality 9.6 Loch an Nid [NH 085 733]

Moine geology of Loch a’ Bhraoin, Braemore and Loch Broom. Option B. Corrieshalloch Gorge and Loch Broom - an excursion

Locality 9.7 The Corrieshalloch Gorge [NH 204 782]
Locality 9.8 Loch Broom [NH 171 858]
Locality 9.9 Loch Broom shoreline [NH 156 892 to NH 149 911]
Locality 9.10 The Moine mylonites [NH 149 922]

Moine geology in South and Central Sutherland - an excursion

Locality 10.1 Oykell Bridge [NC 3859 0086]
Locality 10.2 Glen Oykell [NC 3399 0512 to NC 3457 0613]
Locality 10.3 Airde of Shin [NC 5219 1542 to NC 5297 1291]
Locality 10.4 Creich Peninsula [NH 6400 8839 to NH 6504 8802]

Moine geology in South and Central Sutherland, Central Sutherland - an excursion

Locality 10.5 Vagastie Bridge [NC 5324 2712]
Locality 10.6 Loch Naver [NC 6288 4048 to NC 6537 3925]

Moine geology of the Moine Thrust Belt at Loch Eriboll. Transect 1: South Eriboll - an excursion

Moine geology of the Moine Thrust Belt at Loch Eriboll. Transect 2: Arnaboll - an excursion

Moine geology of the Moine Thrust Belt at Loch Eriboll. Transect 3: Kempie - an excursion

Moine geology of the Moine Thrust Belt at Loch Eriboll. Transect 4: Creagan Road - an excursion

Moine geology of Durness and Faraid Head - an excursion

Moine geology of Durness and Faraid Head, Durness - an excursion

Locality 12.1 Sango Sands, Durness [NC 4100 6740 to NC 404 685]

Moine geology of Durness and Faraid Head, Faraid Head - an excursion

Locality 12.2 Faraid Head [NC 3925 6965 to NC 3785 7135]

Moine geology of North Sutherland - an excursion

Moine geology of North Sutherland. The Melness area - an excursion

Locality 13.1 The Melness area [NC 580 643 to NC 5850 6501]

Moine geology of North Sutherland, South and east side of Tongue Bay - an excursion

Locality 13.2 Kinloch Broch [NC 5500 5282 to NC 553 531]
Locality 13.3 Ribigill [NC 5618 5258 to NC 5860 5455]
Locality 13.4 Coldbackie Bay [NC 6124 6053]
Locality 13.5 Sleteil & Skullomie Harbour [NC 6281 6283 to NC 6180 6150]

Moine geology of North Sutherland, Loch Cormaic and Borgie peat cuts - an excursion

Locality 13.6 Loch Cormaic [NC 6234 5858 to NC 6291 5766]
Locality 13.7 Borgie peat cuts [NC 6380 5770]

Moine geology of North Sutherland, Torrisdale Bay - an excursion

Locality 13.8 Torrisdale Bay [NC 6875 6089 to NC 6896 6169]

Moine geology of North Sutherland, Craig Ruadh to Glaisgeo - an excursion

Locality 13.9 Creag Ruadh [NC 6970 6316]
Locality 13.10 Farr Bay [NC 7147 6265]
Locality 13.11 Glaisgeo [NC 7146 6360]

Moine geology of North Sutherland, Swordly Bay, Kirtomy Bay and Cnoc Mor - an excursion

Locality 13.12 Swordly Bay [NC 7354 6355]
Locality 13.13 Kirtomy Bay [NC 7413 6408]
Locality 13.14 Cnoc Mor [NC 7567 6344]

Moine geology of North Sutherland, Port Mor to Portskerra - an excursion

Locality 13.15 Port Mor [NC 7735 6547]
Locality 13.16 Strathy road sections [NC 7992 6395 to NC 8127 6487]
Locality 13.17 Strathy Point [NC 8282 6964 to NC 8340 6680]
Locality 13.18 Portskerra [NC 8740 6644]

Moine geology of the Great Glen - an excursion

Locality 14.1 Torcastle, River Lochy: northern outcrop [NN 135 791]
Locality 14.2 Torcastle, River Lochy: southern outcrop [NN 132 786]
Locality 14.3 View over Loch Lochy towards the Clunes Tonalite [NN 235 892]
Locality 14.4 Loch Lochy shoreline [NN 255 918]
Locality 14.5 Loch Oich shoreline [NN 304 985]
Locality 14.6 Kilfinnan Burn [NN 277 957]
Locality 14.7 Rosemarkie [NH 773 627 to NH 765 615]

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