NM3697 : Rock Formation

taken 7 years ago, 3 km from Harris, Highland, Great Britain

Rock Formation
Rock Formation
Our attention had been directed to this feature, which contains peridotite (the orangey-brown rock) and troctolite (the pale rock), both of which were formed by layers of crystals settling to the bottom of a magma chamber deep in the crust of the Earth. I am still, however, having some difficulty envisaging exactly how it was formed.
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NM3697, 10 images   (more nearby )
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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 3637 9792 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:59.8169N 6:20.5545W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 3637 9792
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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