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Garabal Hill

A modest summit in E Argyll & Bute, Garabal Hill rises to 453m (1486 feet) 1½ miles (2.5 km) northwest of Ardlui. The hill gives its name to the remarkable Garabal Hill-Glen Fyne igneous complex, which dates from 429 million years ago and was described in a classic scientific paper by Cornish geologist Robert Nockolds in 1941. With field evidence from this locality, Nockolds recognised for the first time that the rocks represented the differentiation of a parent magma into a continuous range of rock types from ultra-basic peridotite to acidic granite. The site is protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).


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