NM2921 : Looking to the Sound of Iona from Torr Gaineamhach

taken 4 years ago, near to Fidden, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Looking to the Sound of Iona from Torr Gaineamhach
Looking to the Sound of Iona from Torr Gaineamhach
Where the Ross of Mull granite has few joints, it weathers into Tors, often separated by boggy ground where the rock is more densely jointed and the pink to red feldspars (which give the Ross outcrops their characteristic colour) decay to clay minerals. At the coast, the tors form skerries, though this one is a tidal skerry, easily reached on foot except at high tide. Here the clay is easily carried way by the strong tides in the Sound of Iona, leaving sandy beaches made up of the more resistant quartz grains. Towards the far side of the Sound is a major structural change where the Moine thrust marks a change to far more ancient rocks of the foreland of Lewisian gneiss and Torridonian sandstone.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 27 May, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 3 June, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Islands  Estuary, Marine 
Category (from Tags)
Tors  Tidal Rocks  Skerry 
Category
Skerry   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 2958 2196 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:18.7588N 6:22.4607W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 29649 21910
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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