2018 department trip to Scotland

This May the department went on a trip to Scotland! We saw some classic geology such as Hutton’s unconformity, and Arthurs Seat. la_thermal_history The team gets ready to go out to the Garbh Eileach islands to look at ~720 Ma carbonates and glacial diamictite thought to be related to the Sturtian Snowball Earth. la_thermal_history The group departs from the zodiacs onto Garbh Eileach la_thermal_history Huttons unconformity on the southern coast of Scotland, subvertical greywacke and shale are overlain by gently dipping red sandstone and conglomerate. The unconformity has a lot of topography, where the greywacke in the foreground is higher than the redsandstones in the mid distance!