NU2511 : Lower Foxton Limestone 1

taken 5 months ago, near to Alnmouth, Northumberland, Great Britain

Lower Foxton Limestone 1
Lower Foxton Limestone 1
This is the Lower Foxton Limestone and is the type locality i.e. where it got its name! This is now part of the Yoredale Group - this comprises a cyclic sequence of sediments including limestones, sandstones, siltstones, shales and occasional coals. As with other limestones in this group, you can see that the Lower Foxton Limestone is divided into a series of posts (layers) some of which are blocky purer limestone divided by thinner layers of lime-shale, which gives you the multiple pavements you can see in the image.
Information from Dr Ian Kille, who with Helen Page has produced a booklet with pictures and maps, 'Northumberland Coast Rocks!' with interesting geological things to look out for on seashore walks between Holy Island and Alnmouth.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 2 March, 2021   (more nearby)
Saturday, 13 March, 2021
Geographical Context
Coastal  Estuary, Marine  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Primary Subject of Photo
Limestone Feature 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 2575 1156 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:23.8391N 1:35.6996W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 25674 11532
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Limestone Pavement 

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