SD1878 : Hodbarrow Point

taken 5 years ago, near to Millom, Cumbria, Great Britain

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Hodbarrow Point
Hodbarrow Point
A former watch/lighthouse can be seen in the distance. The rocks are part of the Red Hill limestones. They were formed 337-341 years ago in the lower Carboniferous. This was a shallow shelf carbonate environment. Crinoids are common and some corals/ammonites were observed.
The area has been faulted and folded, some faults host low temperature hematite deposits. These large reserves were worked from the 1800s to 1968 when 25 million tonnes was extracted and processed in Millon ironworks. Today the opencast pits have flooded and form part of the RSPB Hodbarrow reserve.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 25 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 26 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Industry 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 1828 7814 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:11.5492N 3:15.2381W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 1831 7812
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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