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By Richard J. Howarth

Frank Coles Phillips was once a petrographer, mineralogist and structural petrologist operating in the course of the twentieth century. He used to be very influential, either within the united kingdom and out of the country and used to be answerable for encouraging the advance of structural geology as a self-discipline in Australia and for the adoption of the stereogram as a primary interpretational instrument in a structural geology within the united kingdom. He used to be an exceptional instructor, possibly most sensible identified among mineralogists and geologists of this day for his vintage textbooks, An advent to Crystallography and using Stereographic Projection in Structural Geology. Phillips used to be the 1st to use the equipment of structural petrology (the research of the microscopic cloth of deformed rock) in a try and resolve the complicated structural background of the Moine rocks of northwestern Scotland. His findings have been at odds with these of his contemporaries and ended in the Moine petrofabrics changing into embroiled on a long-running controversy, in simple terms thoroughly resolved because the mid-1980s. This geological biography of an significance twentieth century mineralogist and petrologist takes a severe examine Phillips' study within the context of contemporaneous advancements in structural and Moine geology. It experiences his paintings on the subject of either earlier difficulties and current recommendations. will probably be of curiosity to all geologists, in particular structural and microstructural geologists, historians of sciences and the final reader with an curiosity in technological know-how. additionally on hand: Later Proterozoic Torridonian - Geological Society Memoirs M0024 - ISBN 978-1-86239-103-1 Lewisian Geology of Gairloch - Geological Society Memoirs M0024 - ISBN 978-1-86239-116-1 The Geological Society of LondonFounded in 1807, the Geological Society of London is the oldest geological society on this planet, and one of many greatest publishers within the Earth sciences.The Society publishes quite a lot of high quality peer-reviewed titles for teachers and pros operating within the geosciences, and enjoys an enviable foreign popularity for the standard of its work.The many components within which we put up in include:-Petroleum geology-Tectonics, structural geology and geodynamics-Stratigraphy, sedimentology and paleontology-Volcanology, magmatic experiences and geochemistry-Remote sensing-History of geology-Regional geology publications

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Phillips and The Geological Society, London, from figures 1, 3, 4 and 7 of F. C. Phillips, 1937, 'A fabric study of some Moine schists and associated rocks', Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society, 93, 581-620. currently accepted interpretation required a deformation acting along south-west and north-easterly lines. How was the direction of movement indicated by the b-axes to be reconciled with the north-north-easterly strike of the Moine schists which the Geological Survey recorded for a greater part of the Moine belt?

One recalls Donald Bertram Mclntyre's (b. 1923) comment that 'Sander's work began with field determination of the geometry and kinematics, and that the petrofabric interpretations followed... [His] procedure had not been followed in Scotland, and . this was one reason why the conclusions drawn by Dr Coles Phillips ... had not met with general approval' (Mclntyre 1953, pp. cxiv-cxv, our italics). The 'Tarskavaig Moines' In April 1937, just before the reading on 5 May of his Moine petrofabric paper, Phillips collected samples154 from the Tarskavaig Moines', an area of Moine rocks lying north of the Point of Sleat at the southern tip of the Isle of Syke (Fig.

599). Read also pointed out that in the area of central Perthshire in which he had worked, small-scale SE-pitching 'flat folds' were minor structures in comparison to the 'constant' NW-SE trend of the (major) fold axes (Read 1937). John Green (1873-1949) recalled that 'Barrow, in 1884, in defiance of all authority, came to the conclusion that the crystallisation of the local Moine rocks was not related to the thrusting, but was older and had partly been broken down by it' (Green 1937). However, it was Tilley who put his finger on the problems that would remain for many years.

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