NM0448 : Stripey rocks, Vaul Bay

taken 8 months ago, near to Vaul, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Stripey rocks, Vaul Bay
Stripey rocks, Vaul Bay
The rock exposed at low tide is a banded Lewisian Gneiss. They are part of the Lewisian metamorphic suite also found on the Western Isles, Coll, Tiree, Iona, Islay and a mainland Scotland coastal strip of from Cape Wrath to Kyle of Lochalsh. The rocks are up to 3000 million years old, are the oldest found in the British Isles and among the oldest on the planet. They were originally formed as volcanic granites but metamorphosed at a depth of many kilometres in the earth's crust under great temperature and pressure.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 12 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 17 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Islands  Estuary, Marine  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs  Geological interest 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 0495 4882 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:32.3063N 6:48.0834W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 04965 48808
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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