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[[File:EGS NWH Cover.jpg|200px|thumbnail|'''Buy the book''' [http://www.edinburghgeolsoc.org/p_sales.html#nwh '''EGS''']. Also available from Amazon]]
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[[File:EGS NWH FIG 011.jpg|300px|thumbnail|Geological map of the Loch Assynt area, after British Geological Survey (2007), showing the localities described in Excursion 1. ]]
  
[[File:EGS NWH FIG 011.jpg|400px|thumbnail|Geological map of the Loch Assynt area, after British Geological Survey (2007), showing the localities described in Excursion 1. ]]
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'''From: Goodenough, Kathryn M. and Krabbendam, Maartin (Editors) A geological excursion guide to the North-west Highlands of Scotland. Edinburgh : Edinburgh Geological Society in association with NMS Enterprises Limited, 2011.'''
  
'''Excursion by Paul Smith and Robert Raine'''
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Excursion by Paul Smith and Robert Raine
  
'''Excursion 1 from: Goodenough, Kathryn M. and Krabbendam, Maartin (Editors) [[Geological excursion guide to the North-west Highlands of Scotland|A geological excursion guide to the North-west Highlands of Scotland]]. Edinburgh : Edinburgh Geological Society in association with NMS Enterprises Limited, 2011.'''
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== Purpose ==
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To examine the stratigraphy and sedimentology of the foreland succession and the lower part of the Achmore Duplex, and to study the structural archi-tecture of the duplex. A good general introduction for any party visiting the North-west Highlands.
  
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== Aspects covered ==
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Clastic and carbonate sedimentology, Precambrian-Lower Cambrian stratigraphy, structural geology of duplexes.
|'''Purpose'''
 
|To examine the stratigraphy and sedimentology of the foreland succession and the lower part of the Achmore Duplex, and to study the structural archi-tecture of the duplex. A good general introduction for any party visiting the North-west Highlands.
 
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| '''Aspects covered'''
 
|Clastic and carbonate sedimentology, Precambrian-Lower Cambrian stratigraphy, structural geology of duplexes.
 
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| '''Maps'''
 
|OS: 1:50,000 Landranger sheet 15 Loch Assynt; 1:25,000 Explorer sheet 442 Assynt and Lochinver. BGS: 1:50,000 special sheet, Assynt district.
 
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| '''Terrain'''
 
|Roadside outcrops on the first part of the itinerary; rough but low moorland and stream sections for the second half of the excursion. No part of the excursion is more than 500m from the road. There are a number of lay-bys at which it is possible to park, but the roadside part of the excursion is most easily accomplished by walking along the road, paying due attention to the traffic.
 
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| '''Time'''
 
|The two halves of the trip divide conveniently into separate half-day excursions or a single full day.
 
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|'''Access'''
 
|There are no access con-straints for this excursion, although care should be taken at roadside stops. Please note that this is a very popular excursion, and that the outcrops should not be hammered.
 
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== Maps ==
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OS: 1:50,000 Landranger sheet 15 Loch Assynt; 1:25,000 Explorer sheet 442 Assynt and Lochinver. BGS: 1:50,000 special sheet, Assynt district.
  
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== Terrain ==
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Roadside outcrops on the first part of the itinerary; rough but low moorland and stream sections for the second half of the excursion. No part of the excursion is more than 500m from the road. There are a number of lay-bys at which it is possible to park, but the roadside part of the excursion is most easily accomplished by walking along the road, paying due attention to the traffic.
  
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== Time ==
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The two halves of the trip divide conveniently into separate half-day excursions or a single full day.
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== Access ==
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There are no access con-straints for this excursion, although care should be taken at roadside stops. Please note that this is a very popular excursion, and that the outcrops should not be hammered.
  
  
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== [[Stratigraphy and structure of the Achmore Duplex and adjacent foreland, North-west Highlands - an excursion|Excursion 1B: The stratigraphy and structure of the Achmore Duplex and adjacent foreland]] ==
 
== [[Stratigraphy and structure of the Achmore Duplex and adjacent foreland, North-west Highlands - an excursion|Excursion 1B: The stratigraphy and structure of the Achmore Duplex and adjacent foreland]] ==
 
==[[References - Geological excursion guide to the North-west Highlands of Scotland|References]] ==
 
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[[Category:2. Northern Highlands]]
 
[[Category:2. Northern Highlands]]

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