Little Minch

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Little Minch,

strait: see MinchMinch
or North Minch,
strait, 20 to 45 mi (32–72 km) wide, separating the N Outer Hebrides from the mainland of Scotland. Little Minch, to the southwest, 14 to 20 mi (23–32 km) wide, separates Skye island from the middle Outer Hebrides islands.
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, Scotland.
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Little Minch


a strait in the Atlantic Ocean, between the Isle of Skye and the Hebrides. Length, approximately 70 km; width, 30–60 km; depth, up to 208 m. Its currents are caused primarily by ebb and flow phenomena.

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The igneous rocks exposed on the Isle of Skye represent the eroded remains of one of the major igneous centres along the western shore of Scotland Stuart et al., (2000) have described the Tertiary igneous rocks on the Isle of Skye in detail, including the following units: Little Minch Sill Complex, Skye Main Lava Series, Red Hills Granites and Cuillin Complex and Broadford Gabbro.
Gibson, S.A., Jones, A.P., Igneous stratigraphy and internal structure of the Little Minch Sill Complex, Trotternish Peninsula, northern Skye, Scotland, Geol.
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