Assynt, North West Scotland

This excursion focuses on a classic area of British geology. You will see some of the oldest rocks in the British Isles, including Archaean and Early Proterozoic gneisses. You will be able to examine undeformed Proterozoic and Early Palaeozoic sediments and see evidence of large thrusts along which slices of crustal rocks have been displaced for considerable distances. As well as providing field experience of an exceptionally wide variety of rock types, relationships and structures, this excursion will provide initial training in geological field mapping in a stunning setting.

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