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The Tiree pink marble, a fine-grained, severely crushed limestone with evidence of earlier coarse crystallization, is exposed in several small areas up to 100 feet across on the farm of Balephetrish near the north coast of the island of Tiree in the Hebrides. It contains a remarkable quantity of dark silicate minerals and has discordant contacts with the adjacent Lewisian gneiss. The precise nature of its relation to the gneiss, and mode of emplacement, have been much discussed. The writer hasdoi:10.1180/minmag.1947.028.199.02 fatcat:omy5tsbxpzc4bdszvvrds3xaiu