Western Gneiss Region

The Western Gneiss Complex runs along the west coast of Norway. It is dominated by Proterozoic felsic gneisses and eclogite bodies. The eclogites formed during the subduction of the margin of Baltica under Laurentia during the Caledonian Orogeny ca. 450 Ma. Below are selection of images from fieldwork undertaken in the southern part of the Western Gneiss region during May 2018