Scotland May 24, 1975: Cuillain Complex

Steven Dutch, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
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24 May 1975: Cuillain Complex

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Scotland Our ride to the Cullains.
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Scotland Somewhere about here is about the last time I saw my Brunton compass. If you find it, mail it to me.
Scotland The Cullain Complex is a large laccolith related to the early opening of the North Atlantic. Here we see layers of huge pyroxene crystals (5 cm is not uncommon) interbedded with finer-grained dunite.
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Scotland Reddish-weathering olivine in pyroxenite. The flow structures display channels, cross-bedding, and all the features you'd expect to find in a sedimentary rock.
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