gabbro

Gabbro is a dark, coarse-grained, intrusive igneous rock chemically equivalent to basalt. It is a plutonic rock, formed when molten magma is trapped beneath the Earth's surface and cools into a crystalline mass. Gabbro is dense, greenish or dark-colored and contains pyroxene, plagioclase, amphibole, and olivine (olivine gabbro when olivine is present in large quantities).

Sgurr a'Mhadaidh

HeightGrid Ref.PronunciationMeaning
918 metres / 3012 feetNG446235Skoor a vaadyRocky peak of the fox
LocationAccess
The IslandsMacleod Estate, tel: 01470 521206

Bla Bheinn

HeightGrid Ref.PronunciationMeaning
928 metres / 3045 feetNG529217blaavinBlue mountian
LocationAccess
The IslandsJohn Muir Trust, tel: 0131 55401144

Bruach na Frithe

HeightGrid Ref.PronunciationMeaning
958 metres / 3143 feetNG461252brooach na freeaSlope of the deer forest
LocationAccess
The IslandsMacleod Estate, tel: 01470 521206
 
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