SY1387 : Red mudstone on shoreline stains the sea red

taken 9 years ago, near to Sidmouth, Devon, Great Britain

Red mudstone on shoreline stains the sea red
Red mudstone on shoreline stains the sea red
With an onshore wind, the waves were breaking on the pebbles and breaking them up. The mudstone is composed of very small particles less than .05 mm diameter. "Understanding geology" by David Webster tells us: "[Mudstone] is produced when clay minerals are deposited more rapidly and collect in a 'jumbled' fashion. Provided there is no great pressure during burial the clay minerals do not become aligned so the rock is not fissile and breaks unevenly".
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Date Taken
Monday, 9 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 12 March, 2009
Category
Geological feature   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 138 874 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:40.8238N 3:13.2521W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SY 138 874
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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