SN5882 : Aberystwyth grits - fault exposed on the foreshore

near to Aberystwyth, Ceredigion/Sir Ceredigion, Great Britain

Aberystwyth grits - fault exposed on the foreshore
Aberystwyth grits - fault exposed on the foreshore
At low tide, it is possible to see the continuation on the foreshore of the cliff fault seen in LinkExternal link . The direction of dip of the exposed strata changes from the left to the right, with a two metre wide strip of disordered material indicating the fault line.
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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2012
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Geograph
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 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 5820 8277 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:25.4686N 4:5.2079W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 5826 8274
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Aberystwyth Grits  Strata  Fault 

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