NM5270 : Megablock from the east

taken 5 years ago, near to Kilmory, Highland, Great Britain

Megablock from the east
Megablock from the east
A megablock is a very large chunk of rock which has been displaced by a high energy debris flows from a higher level, and dumped with vast amounts of other rock to produce a jumbled mass of distorted and displaced rock fragments. This block measures about 25 metres by 35 metres, and is made up of beds of calcareous sandstone tipped up on end so that the beds are vertical instead of horizontal. Just imagine the forces involved in moving something this size from its original location! The shadows are those of admiring geologists, but it won't be long before there will need to be a work party to strip off the seaweed so that the corduroy-like texture of the block can continue to be admired. For the reciprocal view see NM5270 : Megablock from the west
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 17 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Geological interest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 5217 7080 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:45.7607N 6:3.4037W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 5218 7080
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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