British Tertiary Volcanic Province
Charles Henry Emeleus, M. C. Gyopari
Chapman & Hall, 1992 - Science - 259 pages
This work is part of a series which aims to provide a public record of the features of interest at localities being considered for notification as Sites of Special Scientfiic Interest (SSSIs). This fourth volume deals with the exposed rocks of the British Tertiary volcanic province on the west coast of Scotland.
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acid magma agglomerates alkali allivalite analcite arcuate Ardnamurchan Arran augite Bailey basaltic basaltic lavas basaltic magma Beinn nan breccias British Tertiary Volcanic BTVP caldera central complex chilled clasts composite cone-sheets conglomerates contains country rock crystals Cuillin centre dolerite dyke swarm Eigg Eilean Emeleus emplacement Eucrite evidence example exposed exposures Faskadale feldspar felsite fine-grained Fionchra Gabbro gabbroic Glen granite granophyre Group Harker Harris Bay Hiant hybrid Hypersthene Hypersthene Gabbro igneous activity igneous rocks intrusions Isle Jurassic lava flows Layered Series Lewisian Loch Ba mafic magma chamber Main Ring Fault margins Marsco Meall Mesozoic metres minerals mugearite Mull occur olivine olivine basalts outcrop Outer Palaeocene peridotite phenocrysts picritic pitchstone plagioclase Plateau porphyritic porphyritic felsite quartz Quartz Dolerite Quartz Gabbro Richey and Thomas ring-dyke Rubha sandstone sediments Sgurr sheets sill Skelhorn Tertiary igneous Tertiary Volcanic Province thick tholeiitic Torridonian tuffs ultrabasic rocks vent Wager xenoliths zone