GCR block - Torridonian (TOR)

Torridonian

Block Description

UK map showing distribution of GCR sites of GCR block TOR
Distribution of GCR sites of GCR block Torridonian

The geology represented by this GCR Block are the rocks of Precambrian age in north-west Scotland that are older than the Dalradian (see DAL). Torridonian rocks are considered to be the relatively unmetamorphosed equivalent of the Moine rocks (see MOINE), deposited around 1000 million years ago (Ma).

‘Precambrian’ is a broadly used term for rocks that pre-date the Cambrian Period, i.e. were formed before the Phanerozoic Eon. It encompasses such a vast span of time, extending back to at least 4000 Ma, and has been subdivided into two Eons, the Archaean, and the younger Proterozoic Eon. The Precambrian rocks selected for this block belong to the latter, specifically to its youngest part, which has been given the chronological term ‘Neoproterozoic’.

The Torridonian rocks are predominantly fluvial, red-bed clastic sediments.



Site List

Your selection found 11 GCR sites. Sites are sorted alphabetically by country, local authority and then by site name -
CodeNameCountryLocal AuthorityGrid RefGCR Site Account
1608AchduartScotlandCaithness and Sutherland and Ross and CromartyNC046044Not available
1609AultbeaScotlandCaithness and Sutherland and Ross and CromartyNG853919Not available
1610Cailleach HeadScotlandCaithness and Sutherland and Ross and CromartyNG985985Not available
1611DiabaigScotlandCaithness and Sutherland and Ross and CromartyNG821610Not available
1612Enard BayScotlandCaithness and Sutherland and Ross and CromartyNC021140Not available
1613Loch TorridonScotlandCaithness and Sutherland and Ross and CromartyNG826538Not available
1614Rubha DunanScotlandCaithness and Sutherland and Ross and CromartyNC018069Not available
1604StoerScotlandCaithness and Sutherland and Ross and CromartyNC045329Not available
1605Kylerhea GlenScotlandLochaber, Skye and Lochalsh and Argyll and the IslandsNG754209Not available
1606Loch EishortScotlandLochaber, Skye and Lochalsh and Argyll and the IslandsNG669168Not available
1607Loch na DalScotlandLochaber, Skye and Lochalsh and Argyll and the IslandsNG705156Not available
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