Geological map of the British Isles
Geological map of the British Isles, with a colour-coded key (right, see C015/2656 for details and names). The geology of the British Isles is extremely varied with rocks from nearly all geological periods. The rock formation types shown are: sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous. The majority of the rocks in Ireland, England and Wales are sedimentary, with large areas of volcanic and metamorphic rocks in Scotland. The sedimentary rocks are colour-coded by geological period from most recent to most ancient (top to bottom). The oldest rocks are in north-west Scotland, the youngest in south-east England. For a simpler map with less detail, see C015/2655.
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Ardconnel Terrace, Oban, Argyllshire, Scotland, McCaig Tower
Ardconnel Terrace, Oban, Argyllshire, Scotland showing the McCaig Tower. Situated on the west coast of Scotland and built of Bonawe granite between 1897 and 1902, it was commissioned by a wealthy Victorian banker, John Stuart McCaig, as a lasting monument to his family. It is a circular structure, reminiscent of the Colosseum in Rome. Date: 1910s
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Karl Marx monument, Moscow, Russia
The Karl Marx monument in Teatralnaya Square, Moscow, Russia, around the time of its unveiling in 1961. It was carved on the spot from a 200 ton block of granite. The inscription on the front reads "Workers of the world, unite!" The Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev speaks into an array of microphones, flanked by other politicians.
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