NR9352 : Hutton's Unconformity This Way

taken 6 years ago, near to Newton, North Ayrshire, Great Britain

Hutton's Unconformity This Way
Hutton's Unconformity This Way
An unconformity is a gap in the geological record. James Hutton first noted certain localities where it was evident that the rocks had not been formed in a continuous process, because older rocks, tilted to near vertical, were overlain by rocks in almost horizontal layers. He deduced from this and other observations that the Earth was very much older than previously thought, and that rocks are created and destroyed in a slow and repeating cycle over hundred of millions of years. One of these localities is underneath the sloping rock layer to the left, albeit not quite in the direction of the arrow - it's best seen at the water's edge, just in front of the red-anorak-clad geologist. See NR9352 : Hutton's Unconformity.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 16 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Friday, 28 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Geological interest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NR 9358 5207 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:43.0778N 5:17.2775W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NR 9358 5205
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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