Pyroxenes, amphibole, and mica from the Tiree marble

A. F. Hallimond
1947 Mineralogical Magazine and Journal of the Mineralogical Society  
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 has
more » ... ed. The writer has been permitted to consult accounts of the literature, by Mr. V. A. Eyles, and of the petrography, by Sir Edward B. Bailey, and is also indebted to those authors for discussion of the problems. At the suggestion of Sir Edward Bailey the present work was undertaken as a contribution to the study of this problem from the mineralogical point of view. Most of the determinations were made in 1938, but it was not possible to complete publication at that time.
doi:10.1180/minmag.1947.028.199.02 fatcat:omy5tsbxpzc4bdszvvrds3xaiu