Tuesday, 16 April 2013

H.M.Cadell's famous mountain building experiments

H.M.Cadell's famous mountain building experiments. Photo of his experimental ‘squeeze box’ at The Grange, Bo’ness 25th January 1887. Cadell was a mining consultant and industrialist and for some time was a member of staff of the Geological Survey in Scotland.
 BGS image ID  P612832
H.M.Cadell's famous mountain building experiments. Photo of his experimental ‘squeeze box’ at The Grange, Bo’ness 25th January 1887. Cadell was a mining consultant and industrialist and for some time was a member of staff of the Geological Survey in Scotland.

Using wet sand and plaster of Paris he tried to recreate thrust geometries seen in the North-west Highlands.

Bob McIntosh

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