NC1444 : A Scourie Dyke

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

A Scourie Dyke
A Scourie Dyke
The line of dark rock cutting through the paler gneiss is a Scourie dyke. Scourie dykes were intruded between 2400 and 2200 million years ago into the Lewisian gneiss, which is at least 2700 million years old. This is a very narrow dyke, but they can be up to tens of metres in width. Notice how sharp the contact between the dyke and the country rock is.
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NC1444, 44 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 21 May, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 6 June, 2008
Category
Geological feature   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NC 1413 4418 [10m precision]
WGS84: 58:20.7956N 5:10.6557W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NC 1413 4418
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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