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'S Airde Beinn, Isle of Mull, Strathclyde, Scotland, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 56° 36' 34'' North , 6° 7' 12'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 56.60965,-6.12024
UK National Grid Reference:NM472540
Other/historical region names associated with this locality:Argyllshire
Other regions containing this locality:North Atlantic Igneous Province

Metamorphosed amygdaloidal basalt.

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20 valid minerals.

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23.03 - 66 Ma
Unnamed Extrusive Rocks, Palaeogene

Age: Paleogene (23.03 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic lava and mafic tuff

Reference: British Geological Survey. DiGMapGB-625. British Geological Survey ©NERC. [23]

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Judd, J.W. (1874) The Secondary rocks of Scotland. Second Paper. On the ancient volcanoes of the Highlands and the relations of their products to the Mesozoic strata. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London, 30, 220–301.

Geikie, A. (1897) The Ancient Volcanoes of Great Britain. 2 vols, Macmillan, London.

Bailey, E.B., Clough, C.T., Wright, W.B. et al. (1924) Tertiary and Post-Tertiary Geology of Mull, Loch Aline and Oban. Memoir of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, HMSO, Edinburgh.

Richey, J.E. and Thomas, H.H. (1930) The Geology of Ardnamurchan, North-west Mull and Coll. Memoir of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, HMSO, Edinburgh.

Cann, J.R. (1965) The metamorphism of amygdales at 'S Airde Beinn, Northern Mull. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 34, n° 268, 92-106.

Beckinsale, R.D., Pankhurst, R.J., Skelhorn, R.R. et al. (1978) Geochemistry and petrogenesis of the early Tertiary lava pile of the Isle of Mull, Scotland. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 66, 415–27.

Emeleus, C.H. and Gyopari, M.C. (1992) Geological Conservation Review Volume 4 British Tertiary Volcanic Province. Chapter 5: The Isle of Mull. Site: 'S Airde Beinn (GCR ID 21).

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