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Staffin Road, Portree, Trotternish, Isle of Skye, North West Highlands, Scotland, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 57° 25' 8'' North , 6° 11' 34'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 57.41905,-6.19278
Other regions containing this locality:North Atlantic Igneous Province
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Other/historical region names associated with this locality:, Inverness-shire


A855 0.5 miles north of Portree in olivine dolerite.


Mineral List


8 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Paleogene
23.03 - 66 Ma



ID: 3188621
Cenozoic volcanic and intrusive rocks

Age: Paleogene (23.03 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic volcanic rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Paleogene
23.03 - 66 Ma



ID: 2030406
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]

Paleocene
56 - 66 Ma



ID: 3161798
Palaeocene basalt

Age: Paleocene (56 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Basalt group

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License



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References

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Sweet, J. M., Bothwell, D. I., & Williams, D. L. (1961). Tacharanite and Other Hydrated Calcium Silicates from Portree, Isle of Skye. Mineral. Mag, 32, 745-53.

 
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