NC1444 : Garnetiferous Gneiss

taken 12 years ago, near to Scourie More, Highland, Great Britain

Garnetiferous Gneiss
Garnetiferous Gneiss
Garnet is what geologists call an 'index mineral', because its appearance in rocks reveals the temperatures and pressures to which those rocks have been subjected, and therefore how deep down in the crust they were when they underwent metamorphism. These garnets probably formed when they were buried some 30km beneath the surface of the Earth.
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NC1444, 44 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 21 May, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 5 June, 2008
Category
Geological feature   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NC 1440 4470 [10m precision]
WGS84: 58:21.0823N 5:10.4045W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NC 1440 4470
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