A re-interpretation of the 'Centre 3 screens' of Ardnamurchan, NW Scotland

Brown, D.J. , Bell, B.R. and McLeod, G.W. (2006) A re-interpretation of the 'Centre 3 screens' of Ardnamurchan, NW Scotland. Scottish Journal of Geology, 42(1), pp. 83-85. (doi:10.1144/sjg42010083)

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Abstract

Fragmental rocks associated with Centre 3 of the Ardnamurchan Central Complex, NW Scotland, have long been interpreted as vent-filling agglomerates of pyroclastic origin (Richey & Thomas 1930). Here, we re-interpret these lithologies as net-veined dolerites formed by the intrusion and cooling of basaltic magma, and fragmented in places by emplacement of a subsequent silicic magma.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bell, Dr Brian and Brown, Dr David
Authors: Brown, D.J., Bell, B.R., and McLeod, G.W.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Journal Name:Scottish Journal of Geology
Publisher:Geological Society Publishing House
ISSN:0036-9276
ISSN (Online):2041-4951

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