The Hawsen Burn

We find plenty of fine-grained granophyric rock but we are not convinced that it really is of the same type as the ‘Evolved’ rock from the summit and north slopes of the Cheviot. Subsequent thin section analysis suggests that it and samples from the Standrop Burn are rather different from the ‘Evolved’ type. However, the Hawsen Burn samples do share the high quartz and low plagioclase content of the ‘Evolved’ rock of the Upper Cheviot area. At any rate, we now feel that there is insufficient evidence to argue that the fine-grained granophyric rocks are all part of a common ring dyke system. They are quite likely to be separate intrusions, some of them representing very late magmatic activity.
We locate a medium-grained but rather altered, pink porphyritic variety at NT 94299 23027 which seems to correspond with varieties found on Dunmoor and Hedgehope Hills.
There is plenty of evidence of altered andesite, hornfelsed by contact with the pluton as we would expect here as the Hawsen Burn runs along the boundary between the two in some places.

Altered yellowish andesite at NT 94504 23011 is stated in some guides to contain massive epidote but there was none in the samples that we thinned.