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HELLO...The Cuillin Hills on the Isle of Skye have fascinated geologists for over 200 years, encouraging multiple field expeditions despite the steep, jagged peaks. The story of these hills begins more than 61 million years ago with volcanic activity during the initial opening stages of the North Atlantic Ocean. As North America and Europe ripped apart, large volumes of basalt lava were erupted from long narrow fissures on what is now the West coast of Scotland. As time went on, the volcanism became focused at several specific locations, creating large, central volcanoes. The 10-kilometre-wide Cuillin Centre was active around 60 million years ago.

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  • Copyright: dale rys (dale54) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 0 N: 1950] (15090)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2018-05-05
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: 1/231 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2019-02-06 3:23
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