publication . Article . 1909

The Cauldron-Subsidence of Glen Coe, and the Associated Igneous Phenomena

C. T. Clough; Herbert Brantwood Maufe; Edward Battersby Bailey;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1909 Journal: Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society, volume 65, pages 611-678 (issn: 0370-291X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Geological Society of London
During Lower Old Red Sandstone times the district of Glen Coe furnished an arena wherein terrestrial disturbance and igneous activity combined to produce effects of imposing magnitude and, as we believe, of some theoretical importance. The paper now presented embodies an account of a cauldron-subsidence which affected an area roughly oval in shape, and measuring not less than 5 miles from side to side. We show that the subsidence took place in at least two stages, and that it was accompanied in a complementary fashion by the uprise of a series of marginal intrusions. In the first instance the nature of the volcanic succession in Glen Coe will be dealt with, its ...
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free text keywords: Ecological succession, Geochemistry, Tectonics, Volcano, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Volcanic rock, Magnitude (mathematics), Schist, Geology, Igneous rock, Subsidence
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