M26. Eclogite - Inverness-shire, Scotland
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This coarse-grained eclogite comes from Glenelg, Inverness-shire in Scotland.The thin section contains garnet, clinopyroxene (omphacite), minor quartz, rutile and opaques and secondary hornblende and plagioclase along garnet and pyroxene grain boundaries. It survives from 1000 Ma Grenvillian metamorphism in reworked Lewisian gneiss basement within the Grampian orogenic belt 

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Lochan na Beinn Fhada, South of Loch Alsh, Glenelg, Inverness-shire, Scotland
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Proterozoic
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