NU2511 : Lower Foxton Limestone 2

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

Lower Foxton Limestone 2
Lower Foxton Limestone 2
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.
As you can see the limestone has been gently folded, and it is this deformation of the brittle limestone which has caused it to to form the vertical joints which make the whole surface look like paving.
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 2577 1159 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:23.8552N 1:35.6805W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 25774 11627
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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