SJ2061 : Aberduna Quarry

taken 7 years ago, near to Maeshafn, Denbighshire/Sir Ddinbych, Great Britain

Aberduna Quarry
Aberduna Quarry
A view into the surprisingly deep quarry at Aberduna which is developed in the Carboniferous (Visean) limestone known as the Cefn Mawr Limestone. The steep, easterly dip is indicated by the thin beds with a darker and lighter colour. Pure beds are characteristically light in colour, with darker beds having a higher content of mud and organic material.

At the left of the image it is possible to see the characteristic cyclic pattern of deposition of these beds, with at least three cycles visible in the middle part of the outcrop. Each cycle begins with a dark mudstone representing deepwater conditions that are unfavourable for the carbonate-secreting organisms, and as the water shallows progressively the amount of carbonate increases until clear, lagoonal and reef deposits dominate. This is a record of sea level changes over hundreds to thousands of years.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 11 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Monday, 13 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Quarrying, Mining 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 2039 6159 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:8.7289N 3:11.5022W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 2050 6176
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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