NT1367 : Columnar Microgabbro

taken 8 months ago, near to Wilkieston, West Lothian, Great Britain

Columnar Microgabbro
Columnar Microgabbro
Gabbro has the same chemical composition as basalt, but a much coarser texture because it has cooled more slowly. The Dalmahoy Sill is intermediate in texture, and forms columns similar to those formed by basalt. The columns are revealed here on the upper part of Dalmahoy Hill, partly thanks to quarrying. The foreground is grazing land.
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Date Taken
Monday, 24 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Friday, 28 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Quarrying, Mining 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1371 6714 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:53.3781N 3:22.8732W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1360 6747
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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