SD2186 : Donkey Quarry - Flute Casts

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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Sunday, 25 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 26 November, 2012
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 2102 8674 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:16.2113N 3:12.8551W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 2102 8677
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