NJ1570 : Sandstone Geology at Clashach Cove

near to Hopeman, Moray, Great Britain

Sandstone Geology at Clashach Cove
Sandstone Geology at Clashach Cove
View east across the cove. The exposed sandstone on the hillside was once sand dunes formed in a desert environment around 250 million years ago. As the prevailing wind direction changed, the dunes grew at different orientations and the layering produced can be seen. A fault line can be seen to the left of the larger cave. To the left of the fault line is a smaller tunnel where you can walk through the rock to the shore on the other side!
The sandstone is being mined in a quarry just behind the cove.
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Thursday, 8 June, 2006   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 13 June, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 159 702 [100m precision]
WGS84: 57:42.8211N 3:24.7935W
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