SD2186 : Donkey Quarry - Flute Casts

taken 6 years ago, near to Broughton in Furness, Cumbria, Great Britain

Donkey Quarry - Flute Casts
Donkey Quarry - Flute Casts
These are excellent turbidite sequence flute casts. Possibly the best exposure in the UK. They are part of the Gawthwaite formation (425ma, Silurian). These are shelf deposits which saw fast flows of sediment settle out into various grades. This is the bottom of a flow which scoured out the seabed (Iapetus) forming these features. They show the bed has been tilted by 90 degrees.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 25 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 26 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Geological interest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 2102 8674 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:16.2113N 3:12.8551W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 2102 8677
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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