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DEVEX 2020 Field Trip

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The DEVEX 2020 Field Trip will visit Gamrie Bay and New Aberdour

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DEVEX Field Trip – 0900 – 1730

The DEVEX 2020 Field Trip will visit Gamrie Bay and New Aberdour Bay and will be led by Jim Ritchie of Forvie Geoscience Ltd.

In the NE of Scotland the outcrop is pre-dominantly Proterozoic (Pre-Cambrian) Dalradian Supergroup meta-sediments, which have been intruded by numerous acidic and basic plutons. Late Palaeozoic Devonian (Old Red Sandstone) alluvial-fluvial-lacustrine sediments are intermittently preserved along the southern coast of the Moray Firth. These will be studied at two localities on the coast (Gamrie Bay & New Aberdour Bay), which are at either end of the Turriff Basin, a Devonian outlier in the Dalradian. The unconformity between the Devonian and underlying Dalradian is well exposed at New Aberdour Bay; a fine example of a palaeo-valley infill. There is a faulted contact between the Dalradian and Devonian at Gamrie Bay. The Devonian depositional environments will be examined. The original depositional environment of the Dalradian and its metamorphism during the Caledonian Orogeny will be discussed.

The field trip requires a good level of physical fitness. Total walking distance is around 5km on rocky & sandy shores and paths. Boulders on the shore in places result in rough underfoot conditions. The foreshore can also be slippery when wet or sea-weed covered. The paths may be rough and vegetated in places. There will be two approximately 2-3 minute walks down and up moderately steep grassy banks. There will also be an approximately 5 minute walk down steps and steep pavements (with an uphill return).

Suitable footwear and waterproof clothing are essential, hard hats will be supplied.

Transport will be provided from the Park and Ride, Prime4 Business Park, Kingswells at 9.00am.

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