SN5882 : Aberystwyth grits - faultline across cliff and foreshore

near to Aberystwyth, Ceredigion/Sir Ceredigion, Great Britain

Aberystwyth grits - faultline across cliff and foreshore
Aberystwyth grits - faultline across cliff and foreshore
A fault separates two sections of cliff just north of Constitution Hill, Aberystwyth. The crumbly texture of the rock in the angle between the headland on the right and the cliff in the background is a result of the fault. The two sections of rock have been rotated relative to each other during the folding process that formed the coastal cliffs. The fault line is also clearly visible on the ground LinkExternal link when exposed by the receding tide.
Craigyfulfran GCR site
The coastal stretch north of Aberystwyth towards Clarach is known for its exposed turbidite beds LinkExternal link and for their intricate folding and faulting patterns LinkExternal link . The name of the site originates from a sea stack located on the foreshore (links above are to the Geological Conservation Review's site reports).
Geological Conservation Review
The Geological Conservation Review (GCR) is a database of geological reference sites in Great Britain. It is published by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) in the form of site reports collected in printed volumes covering different geological periods and topical areas such as fossils, minerals or geomorphology. The site reports are gradually put online in a searchable database LinkExternal link .
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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 11 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Geological interest  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
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Aberystwyth 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 5834 8273 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:25.4492N 4:5.0834W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SN 5823 8275
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