Meteorite Impactite Rock. Stac Fada, NW Scotland.

This is a thin section microscope slide of the Stac Fada Meteorite Impact deposit. Initially thought to be a volcanic mudflow this deposit, found within the Torridon sandstone sequence, is now believed to be the 'fall out' from the impact of a massive meteorite about 1.2 billion years ago. The strike is thought to be centred in what is now The Minch, the stretch of water between the North West Scottish mainland and the Outer Hebrides. Impact deposit characteristics have been found in the deposit, buy and check them out for yourself, I must admit to not being an expert in this field.


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