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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]]
 
[[File:EGS NWH Cover.jpg|200px|thumbnail|'''Buy the book''' [http://www.edinburghgeolsoc.org/p_sales.html#nwh '''EGS''']. Also available from Amazon]]
[[File:EGS_NWH_FIG_036.jpg|thumbnail|Overview geological map of the Enard Bay area (largely after Stewart, 2002), showing some of the localities described in Excursion 4. Dashed box indicates the area covered by a more detailed map.]]
 
 
[[File:P668334.jpg|thumbnail|Sandstone with large-scale cross-beds, Meall Dearg Formation, Camas a’ Bhuailte, just north of Locality 4.3. (BGS photo-graph P668334, © NERC) ]]
 
[[File:P668334.jpg|thumbnail|Sandstone with large-scale cross-beds, Meall Dearg Formation, Camas a’ Bhuailte, just north of Locality 4.3. (BGS photo-graph P668334, © NERC) ]]
 
[[File:EGS_NWH_FIG_038.jpg|thumbnail|Geological map of the area around Camas a’ Bhothain (largely after Stewart, 2002), showing some of the localities described in Excursion 4. ]]
 
[[File:EGS_NWH_FIG_038.jpg|thumbnail|Geological map of the area around Camas a’ Bhothain (largely after Stewart, 2002), showing some of the localities described in Excursion 4. ]]
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== Locality 4.1 Achnahaird Bay: Meall Dearg Formation. [NC 0221 1312]  ==
 
== Locality 4.1 Achnahaird Bay: Meall Dearg Formation. [NC 0221 1312]  ==
Walk along the road to the north-east for about 500m. At a sharp bend to the right, turn left off the road and walk through heather and bog in a NNW direction to a small knoll between a lochan and the bay [NC 0221 1312];[[Media:EGS_NWH_FIG_036.jpg| (See image)]].
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Walk along the road to the north-east for about 500m. At a sharp bend to the right, turn left off the road and walk through heather and bog in a NNW direction to a small knoll between a lochan and the bay [NC 0221 1312]; Fig. 36.
  
 
The rocks here are part of the Meall Dearg Formation, the uppermost formation in the Stoer Group. The outcrops show west-dipping strata with well-bedded, locally cross-bedded coarse sandstone. Close to the high-water mark is a pebble bed, with rounded pebbles of quartzite and vein quartz; this is one of the few pebble beds within the Meall Dearg Formation.
 
The rocks here are part of the Meall Dearg Formation, the uppermost formation in the Stoer Group. The outcrops show west-dipping strata with well-bedded, locally cross-bedded coarse sandstone. Close to the high-water mark is a pebble bed, with rounded pebbles of quartzite and vein quartz; this is one of the few pebble beds within the Meall Dearg Formation.

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