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== Highland Border Complex ==
 
== Highland Border Complex ==
The Highland Border Complex comprises a group of highly varied lithologies: igneous and meta-igneous rocks, terrigenous mudstones, black shales, quartz arenites and minor limestones. The rocks occur as a series of generally fault-bounded slivers, ranging from a few metres to several kilometres in size, along the Highland Boundary Fault Zone between Stonehaven and Arran [[Media:P915438.png|(P915438)]]. They were originally referred to as the ‘Highland Border Series’, following the work of Barrow (1901). The term ‘series’ is now considered inappropriate for lithostratigraphical units and the terms Highland Boundary Complex (Henderson and Robertson, 1982) or Highland Border Complex (Curry et al., 1984) have been proposed instead, the latter being the more commonly used. Subdivisions of this group of rocks have also in the past been called various ‘series’; some of these are quoted in the following text, although most have now been renamed as ‘formations’ or informal ‘assemblages’.
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The Highland Border Complex comprises a group of highly varied lithologies: igneous and meta-igneous rocks, terrigenous mudstones, black shales, quartz arenites and minor limestones. The rocks occur as a series of generally fault-bounded slivers, ranging from a few metres to several kilometres in size, along the Highland Boundary Fault Zone between Stonehaven and Arran (P915438). They were originally referred to as the ‘Highland Border Series’, following the work of Barrow (1901). The term ‘series’ is now considered inappropriate for lithostratigraphical units and the terms Highland Boundary Complex (Henderson and Robertson, 1982) or Highland Border Complex (Curry et al., 1984) have been proposed instead, the latter being the more commonly used. Subdivisions of this group of rocks have also in the past been called various ‘series’; some of these are quoted in the following text, although most have now been renamed as ‘formations’ or informal ‘assemblages’.
 
[[File:P915438.png|thumbnail|Distribution of Highland Border Complex rocks. P915438. ]]
 
[[File:P915438.png|thumbnail|Distribution of Highland Border Complex rocks. P915438. ]]
  

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