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Seismic reflection test on the granite of the Skye Tertiary igneous centre

  • N. R. Goulty (a1), M. Leggett (a1), T. Douglas (a1) and C. H. Emeleus (a1)

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We have conducted a seismic reflection test over a short profile on the granite of the Skye Tertiary central intrusive complex. From previous gravity modelling work it had been inferred that the granite is approximately 1.5 km thick and overlies basic rocks. The seismic data indicate that the granite is at least 2 km thick at the test location. Reflection events of alternating polarity between depths of 2.1 and 2.4 km suggest that basic and acidic sheets are interlayered at the base of the granitic mass.

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Seismic reflection test on the granite of the Skye Tertiary igneous centre

  • N. R. Goulty (a1), M. Leggett (a1), T. Douglas (a1) and C. H. Emeleus (a1)

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