NM3699 : Pebble Avalanche

taken 7 years ago, 4 km from Kinloch, Highland, Great Britain

Pebble Avalanche
Pebble Avalanche
In fact, these aren't really pebbles and there is no snow involved. The orange-brown lumps are peridotite and the pale network is troctolite, and it could more accurately be described as a debris flow. What might have happened is that a loose mass of peridotite has shattered into a myriad of small fragments and fallen down into an unsolidified layer of troctolite, and the whole has then solidified to form this mottled rock. 50 pence piece and a miserable-looking tuft of heather for scale.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 April, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 26 April, 2012
Geographical Context
Geological interest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 3620 9905 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:0.4184N 6:20.7929W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 3620 9905
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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