SX8958 : Crystal Cove .... Cliffs north of Broadsands

near to Goodrington, Torbay, Great Britain

Crystal Cove  ....  Cliffs north of Broadsands
Crystal Cove .... Cliffs north of Broadsands
The photograph shows the low winter sun glistening on the flat surfaces of the calcite crystals embedded in the cliff face.

The crystals are in the main like pushed over cubes so the edges are shaped like a rhombus with flat reflective surfaces. A sea-eroded example taken from the seashore can be seen at the following link. SX8958 : Crystal Cove .... with a cliff of calcite crystals

The figure gives some indication of height of the cliffs.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 11 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 16 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Geological interest  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 8964 5803 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:24.7045N 3:33.2729W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 8966 5804
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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