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Geowalks: Isle of Eigg

14 September 2021 - 18 September 2021

The small Hebridean island of Eigg is an enchanting mix: beautiful scenery, a surprising variety of rocks, and a friendly and innovative local community. There are many geological riches to explore, including important fossil-rich sedimentary rocks and the singing sands, fringed by sandstone cliffs cut by basalt dykes. The famous Sgùrr forms the high point of the island.

Eigg is mostly formed from basalt lava flows and intrusions, the remains of extensive volcanic activity 60 million years ago. These are underlain by sedimentary rocks from the Jurassic Period. The rocks of An Sgùrr were formed by a final, violent volcanic eruption, the last known volcanic activity in this area.

This trip will explore Eigg’s geological variety, including the west coast, the south of the island and An Sgùrr.

Booking required – https://www.geowalks.co.uk/geology-holidays/


Outdoor event - longSuitable for adults and young peopleLevel of prior knowledge - beginnerLocation - outdoors


Subject Area - Sedimentary RocksSubject Area - FossilsSubject Area - Volcanoes and Igneous Rocks


 

Details

Start:
14 September 2021
End:
18 September 2021
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.geowalks.co.uk/geology-holidays/

Organiser

Geowalks
Phone:
01315555488
Email:
angus@geowalks.co.uk
View Organiser Website

Details

Start:
14 September 2021
End:
18 September 2021
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.geowalks.co.uk/geology-holidays/

Organiser

Geowalks
Phone:
01315555488
Email:
angus@geowalks.co.uk
View Organiser Website
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