SD4770 : Limestone outcrop, Morecambe Bay

near to Carnforth, Lancashire, Great Britain

Limestone outcrop, Morecambe Bay
Limestone outcrop, Morecambe Bay
This is a very strange line of rocks, about a mile off shore, which I guess was originally exposed by the River Keer, though the channel now goes in a very different direction. The area has been used as landfill, though this has stopped, but the outcrop has a lot of different material dumped on top. There are many circular inclusions [about 3 to 4 ft across] in the limestone - one is just visible in the lower centre of the photo - if anybody knows the likely cause of these, I will be interested to hear. ADDITION: Bob Jenkins wrote, on 14/01/06: Seem to remember this location was known as slagbanks. There used to be some motorsport on the old tips....and the limestone is really slag. If that's the case, the circular inclusions are similar to those I find in our slagheaps up here in west Cumbria. Cause unknown!
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Sunday, 8 January, 2006   (more nearby)
Monday, 9 January, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 476 703 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:7.5523N 2:48.1977W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 478 702
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