NM5270 : Megablock from the west

taken 4 years ago, near to Kilmory, Highland, Great Britain

Megablock from the west
Megablock from the west
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 sunlight glinting through the seaweed makes it easier to see the vertical beds than in NM5270 : Megablock from the east.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 17 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Geological interest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 5215 7082 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:45.7708N 6:3.4244W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 5213 7082
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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