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Ballantrae Complex

Saturday, 26 August 2023
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Leader: Dr Con Gillen

The excursion will cover some important aspects of the early Ordovician Ballantrae Ophiolite Complex (pillow lavas, gabbro, serpentinite, chert and melange), late Ordovician and early Silurian greywacke and conglomerate; late Ordovician reef limestone and Caledonian folding. Walking will be along the shore, sometimes rocky and potentially slippery. We will attempt to get to Downan Point for the famous pillow lavas (though this is not strictly part of the Ballantrae Complex).

Leaving Molema Building at 9:00, returning at 18:00, travelling by coach.