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April 2020

Friday 24 Apr

Islay

Start date: Friday, 24 Apr 2020 12:00pm
End date: Monday, 27 Apr 2020 12:00pm
Islay

1800 Ma gneiss, Precambrian metasediments and fossil stromatolites, the famous Port Askaig Tillite (possible “Snowball Earth”?), low grade metamorphic Dalradian rocks retaining original sedimentary structures, reactivated and reversed extensional faults, substantial mineralisation, 60 Ma igneous intrusions (opening of the Atlantic Ocean) and a large selection of Quaternary Ice Age features.