29 July 2016

Friday fold: Lewisian gneiss near Tarbet, North-West Highlands, Scotland

Posted by Callan Bentley

A quick Friday fold here from the North-West Highlands of Scotland:


These are Lewisian gneisses exposed on a headland northwest of the little outpost of Tarbet (where the Handa Island ferry departs from). I was out there in search of shear zones, but I found plenty of nice folds, too.

There are two main folds in the image – a synform in the foreground (yellow), and an antiform in the distance (pink):


Happy Friday to you!