NT2787 : Double Lava Flow

taken 7 years ago, near to Kinghorn, Fife, Great Britain

Double Lava Flow
Double Lava Flow
On the right are two lava flows. The lower one is barely visible at the foot of the cliff, which forms the upper one. Under the overhang is a layer of laterite. Laterite forms by weathering of soil in tropical climates, and is an important source of bauxite, the ore from which aluminium is extracted. This layer was formed in the Carboniferous when Scotland lay close to the Equator. It shows that there was a long interval of time between the two lava flows.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 20 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 22 August, 2011
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Geological interest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2760 8752 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:4.4998N 3:9.8812W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2760 8750
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