The Rum Igneous Centre, Scotland

  title={The Rum Igneous Centre, Scotland},
  author={C. Henry Emeleus and Valentin R. Troll},
  journal={Mineralogical Magazine},
  pages={805 - 840}
Abstract The publication of the British Geological Survey memoir on Rum and the Small Isles in 1997 was followed by a period of intense petrological and mineralogical research, leading to some 40 papers, books and other publications. The research progress since then is reviewed here and integrated with the information previously available to provide an overview of the current status of understanding of the centre. New data on the acidic and mixed acid/basic magmas of the early Rum caldera… 
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  • Geology
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
  • 1956
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  • 1874
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