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Moine Thrust @ Knockan Crag

Hadn't fully appreciated how important the geology of NW Scotland was - beautiful mountains and rocks but also VERY important in terms of global understanding of rock formations and land mass movement that eventually ended up here in Scotland!

What happened at Knockan Crag that helped scientific thinking was the evidence that rocks could be moved sideways by enormous forces: "The feature that was formed by this movement, called a thrust, has now been recognised in rocks around the world, including those in the Himalayas and the Alps. At Knockan Crag, the Moine thrust has resulted in an unusual situation where older Moine rocks have come to lie over much younger rocks."

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