Letter | Published:

Newer Granites of Foyers and Strontian and the Great Glen Fault

Naturevolume 214pages159161 (1967) | Download Citation

Subjects

Abstract

KENNEDY1 regarded the Foyers and Strontian Granites as “mechanically separated parts of one mass”. He interpreted their present separation of 65 miles as one of the “direct lines of evidence” of this order of lateral movement along the Great Glen Fault. A similar displacement of the regional injection complexes and the metamorphic isograds developed in the Moinian and Dalradian metasediments of the Caledonian orogen gave additional direct evidence of the same movement.

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

References

  1. 1

    Kennedy, W. Q., Quart. J. Geol. Soc., 102, 41 (1946).

  2. 2

    Macgregor, A. G., and Kennedy, W. Q., Sum. Prog. Geol. Survey Gt. Britain for 1931, 105 (1932).

  3. 3

    Sabine, P. A., Bull. Geol. Survey Gt. Brit., 20, 6 (1963).

  4. 4

    Munro, M., Scot. J. Geol., 1, 152 (1965).

  5. 5

    Read, H. H., Liverpool and Manchester Geol. J., 2, 653 (1961).

  6. 6

    Mercy, E. L. P.,, in The British Caledonides (edit. by Johnson, M. R. W., and Stewart, F. H.), 189 (Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, 1963).

  7. 7

    Nockolds, S. R., and Mitchell, R. L., Trans. Roy. Soc. Edin., 61, 533 (1948).

  8. 8

    Ahmad, M. U., Nature, 213, 275 (1967).

  9. 9

    Pitcher, W. S., Elwell, R. W. D., Tozer, C. F., and Cambray, F. W., Quart. J. Geol. Soc., 120, 241 (1964).

  10. 10

    Dalziel, I. W. D., Scot. J. Geol., 2, 125 (1966).

Download references

Author information

Affiliations

  1. Department of Geology, University of Sheffield

    • R. J. MARSTON

Authors

  1. Search for R. J. MARSTON in:

About this article

Publication history

Received

Revised

Issue Date

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1038/214159b0

Further reading

Comments

By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.