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Caption: Brucite marble from the Torran area, Skye, Invernessshire.
Description: These specimens of brucite marble are from the south slope of Cnoc Dubh 575 yards west 15.5 degrees south of Dun Mor, 200 feet from granite in the Torran, Strath area of Skye, Invernessshire. British Geological Survey Petrology Collection sample number MC 7526. Brucite marble from this locality is found in only small quantities and is usually impure and therefore uneconomic for working as a commercial refractory. Following interest by Scottish steel manufacturers the area was investigated by the Geological Survey with a view to ascertain whether dolomite of high commercial purity was available on a large scale in certain areas of Skye and the neighbouring coast of Rossshire at Kishorn. Results proved disappointing regarding quarrying on a large scale.
Date taken: 25/06/1905
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Orientation: Landscape
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