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Tyndrum/Glen Orchy

Saturday, 10 June 2017
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Leader: Dr Iain Allison
We will visit the former lead mine some 1 km west of and 150 m above Tyndrum Lower station and examine the mineralisation and the country rocks into which it was emplaced. The mineralisation consists of mainly vein quartz with sphalerite  and galena. Other minerals which may be found are: chalcopyrite, pyrite, barite, and calcite. In the afternoon we shall make four stops along a generally level path in Glen Orchy where we shall see the Meall Garbh Psammite of the (lower) Grampian Group and the overlying Beinn Udlaidh Quartzite and Coire Daimh Pelite of the Appin Group.

£20 deposit. This is set at a level to recover the anticipated costs of the trip. A small financial adjustment may be made on the bus on the day of the trip.

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