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Silver Mountain

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This is actually Foinaven in the remote NW of Scotland. It’s composed of Cambrian Quartzite on a Gneiss base. The Quartz is 500 million years old and shines brightly in the sun. The Lewisian Gneiss is 3000 million years old and is some of the oldest rock in Europe.

One Response to “Silver Mountain”

  1. Wayne

    Reblogged this on luvsiesous and commented:
    WOW

    This is a beautiful photo!

    I cannot get over the ground surface being hundreds of millions of years old ….

    Makes me feel young!

    Like

    Reply

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