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Geodiversity of the Cairngorms National Park

Barron, H.F.; Gillespie, M.R.; Merritt, J.W.. 2011 Geodiversity of the Cairngorms National Park. Edinburgh, UK, British Geological Survey, 35pp. (OR/10/019) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

This report describes the results of a desk-based geodiversity audit of the Cairngorms National Park commissioned by the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) and jointly funded by the British Geological Survey (BGS). It represents a first pass at selecting the most important localities for Local Geodiversity Sites in the Cairngorms National Park, based on available information and local knowledge of BGS geologists. Thirty-five bedrock geodiversity sites (including 23 Geological Conservation Review Sites) and fifty-four Quaternary sites (including 38 Geological Conservation Review Sites) are proposed as Park geodiversity sites. These sites should not be regarded as the final definitive list, but as a framework to which additional sites can be added as more information becomes available. The main outputs from the project are GIS and database files of the geodiversity sites.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > Geology and Landscape (Scotland)
Funders/Sponsors: Cairngorms National Park Authority, British Geological Survey
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 29 Jun 2012 15:10
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/18475

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