quartzite

Quartzite, not to be confused with the mineral quartz, is a hard, metamorphic rock which was originally sandstone. Sandstone is converted into quartzite through heating and pressure usually related to tectonic compression within orogenic belts. Pure quartzite is usually white to grey. Quartzites often occur in various shades of pink and red due to varying amounts of iron oxide. Other colors are commonly due to impurities of minor amounts of other minerals.

Stuc a'Chroin

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975 metres / 3199 feetNN617174Stook a KroinPeak of the sheepfold
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Stob Diamh

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998 metres / 3274 feetNN094308Stob DivePeak of the stag
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Stob Binnein

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1165 metres / 3822 feetNN434227StobinyanConical peak
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Schiehallion

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1083 metres / 3553 feetNN713547Shee-hallianFairy hill of the Scots
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Lurg Mhor

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986 metres / 3235 feetNH065404Loorug VoarBig ridge
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Carn Mairg

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1041 metres / 3415 feetNN684512Kaarm MairgCairn shaped peak of sorrow
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Beinn Iutharn Mhor

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1045 metres / 3428 feetNO045792Bine Yoo-ern VoarBig sharp ridged hill
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Tom na Gruagaich

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922 metres / 3025 feetNG859601Tom na GrooyageechHill of the Damsel
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Beinn Alligin - Sgurr Mhòr

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986 metres / 3235 feetNG865613Skoor VoarBig peak (Jewel hill)
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