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Landscapes of Assynt
Assynt Geology in a nutshell at Knockan Crag Moine rocks Durness Limestone Salterella Grit Fucoid Beds Pipe Rock Basal Qua...
Knockan Crag The Moine Thrust Moine Schist Cambrian Limestone Mylonite
View from the top of Knockan Crag
Suliven The Torridonian Sandstone peak of Suliven
Stac Pollaidh Composed of Torridonian Sandstone and Conglomerate  deposited in rivers 1000 million years ago
The Quartzite capped nunatak of Quinag
Quinag and Loch Assynt
Conival from Inchnadamph
The Traligill Valley A dry valley.  (Unless heavy rain). Dark grey limestone cliff to the north gently sloping pale limest...
Dry Waterfall in the Traligill
Achmelvich Beach
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  1. 1. Landscapes of Assynt
  2. 2. Assynt Geology in a nutshell at Knockan Crag Moine rocks Durness Limestone Salterella Grit Fucoid Beds Pipe Rock Basal Quartzite Torridonian Sandstone Lewisian Gneiss
  3. 3. Knockan Crag The Moine Thrust Moine Schist Cambrian Limestone Mylonite
  4. 4. View from the top of Knockan Crag
  5. 5. Suliven The Torridonian Sandstone peak of Suliven
  6. 6. Stac Pollaidh Composed of Torridonian Sandstone and Conglomerate deposited in rivers 1000 million years ago
  7. 7. The Quartzite capped nunatak of Quinag
  8. 8. Quinag and Loch Assynt
  9. 9. Conival from Inchnadamph
  10. 10. The Traligill Valley A dry valley. (Unless heavy rain). Dark grey limestone cliff to the north gently sloping pale limestone to the south with limestone pavement. The slope is a thrust plane, the older dark grey limestone has been thrust over the younger paler limestone. The river follows the line of this weakness even underground.
  11. 11. Dry Waterfall in the Traligill
  12. 12. Achmelvich Beach
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