The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Monadhliath Pluton

Computer Code: MNDL Preferred Map Code: CAI
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Ludlow Epoch (SU) — Early Devonian Epoch (DL)
Lithological Description: Pink, coarse-grained prophyritic biotite-granite and fine- to medium-grained leucogranite. Subsidiary microgranite and marginal granodiorite bodies. Aplitic microgranite veins.
Definition of Lower Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Definition of Upper Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Thickness: none recorded or not applicable
Geographical Limits: Central Monadhliath Highlands, Scotland, near Aviemore, Speyside.
Parent Unit: Not Entered (?)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Reference Section  Area around Hill of Craigellachie to Craig na a Iolaire. 
Reference Section  Quarry on Alvie Estate [worked for ornamental stone] by Wester Delfour [in south part of Pluton]. 
Reference(s):
British Geological Survey, 1993. Aviemore, Scotland sheet 74E, Solid Geology, 1:50000, [Keyworth, Nottingham: British Geological Survey.] 
Highton, A J, 1999. Solid geology of the Aviemore district, Memoir for 1:50000 geological sheet 74E [Scotland]. London: The Stationery Office. 97pp. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S074 S074