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Page 164:-
neighbourhood of the lakes. Bowlders from the sienite of Buttermere and Ennerdale are found on the west coast of Cumberland; but not in the vales of Keswick or Windermere. The granite of Caldew and sienite of Carrock can be recognized in Bowlders in the neighbourhood of Carlisle; but are not seen to the south of Keswick. The famous Bowder Stone of Borrowdale does not come within the present description; but a large block near Skelwith Bridge on the road to Grasmere - one near Coniston Waterhead, and another near Gosforth, as well as many others of smaller dimensions - are far more interesting to the geologist; yielding sufficient scope for conjecture as to the place of their origin, and the mode of their removal.
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