Sunday, 12 January 2014

The Ardnamurchan Volcano: a New Theory

Many thanks to Rob Gill and Tony Thain, both of whom live at Achnaha, for drawing the Diary's attention to a BBC news item, in which some recent research on the Ardnamurchan volcano is featured.  In brief, the researchers show that the volcano was centred on a single magma chamber rather than the three which were suggested in the original work by the British Geological Survey.

The BBC news item is at and Rob has provided a further two links, the first of which gives details of the research, at, while the second gives a graphic display of the crust beneath us, at

Achanaha, shown in the photograph, lies almost at the centre of the extinct volcano.

Many thanks indeed to Rob and Tony for the story.
Rob's business website is here.

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