NC2124 : The Torridonian Basal Unconformity

taken 11 years ago, 5 km from Inchnadamph, Highland, Great Britain

The Torridonian Basal Unconformity
The Torridonian Basal Unconformity
The lumpy-looking rocks just above the road are Lewisian gneiss, and the reddish strata above them are Torridonian sandstone and conglomerate. Between the formation of the two rock types there was a gap of several hundred million years. Such gaps in the geological record are termed unconformities.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 18 May, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 30 May, 2008
Category
Geological feature   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NC 218 249 [100m precision]
WGS84: 58:10.6549N 5:1.9099W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NC 218 249
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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