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Working & Learning at the University of Edinburgh – Student Ambassador, Geologist, Red Lichtie

Working & Learning at the University of Edinburgh – Student Ambassador, Geologist, Red Lichtie

The blog covers my life at the University of Edinburgh as a geology student, Student Ambassador and as a resident presiding in the Athens of the North. If you want to learn about the amazing geology of Scotland or explore the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde nature of the city, this is the space to chart! I cover poetry, geology seminars, field trips, university life, tourism in Edinburgh and everything Scottish.

Hunor Deak in Scotland: Geological mapping in Kinclochleven, Scotland, in 2018

Hunor Deak in Scotland

I attended a week long geology field excursion as part of the course: Field Skills for Geology (EASC10105). I visited the area around Kinlochleven. I studied mass scale folding, Highland metamorphic rocks, small scale mapping and navigating contact zones.

The aim of the field trip was to improve our mapping skills.

Some information about Kinlochleven geology:

The structure of the Dalradian rocks at the eastern end of Loch Leven has been re-exam­ined. The geometry of the major folds as determined by Bailey (1934) is largely confirmed but a reappraisal of their relative ages, based on the evidence of minor structures, leads to a new interpretation of the overall structure. The new interpretation is extended into the Moine in the Blackwater area. The dominant structural element is the Di Kinlochleven Anticline that faces down to the NW in the west of the area. To the east the lower, inverted, limb of this fold has been deformed by three D3 folds which restore it to an upward-facing attitude at the Moine-Dalradian boundary at Blackwater. A major deflection in strike of the earlier structures is attributed to the D4 Loch Leven Antiform. The relation of these structures to the regional structure is briefly considered.


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