NM9459 : Granite outcrop

taken 2 years ago, near to Inversanda Bay [water Feature], Highland, Great Britain

Granite outcrop
Granite outcrop
Between Sallachan and Inversanda the coastal rock outcrops are largely of a red-coloured granite belonging to the Loch Linnhe Intrusion of Silurian age. It is also possible to find red-coloured gneiss which has the same granitic material in the foliation of the otherwise grey, metamorphic Moine Schists, so these are complex rocks to read in the field. Here at the tide mark we find clean exposures of red granite and grey gneiss and glacial erratic boulders of grey granodiorite and folded schist. Highland geology in a nutshell!
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Date Taken
Friday, 12 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 28 May, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Geological interest  Estuary, Marine  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Primary Subject of Photo
Geological Feature 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 9477 5982 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:41.0951N 5:21.1440W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 9477 5982
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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