NS8878 : Sandstone and Shale

taken 4 years ago, near to Glen Village, Falkirk, Great Britain

Sandstone and Shale
Sandstone and Shale
One advantage of cuttings is that you get to see what the rock looks like! The two thick sandstone beds show cross-bedding, and they are fine and even-grained, suggesting deposition in gently flowing water. The lamininated layer in between may reflect an interlude of swifter flow. These rocks belong to the Carboniferous, about 300 million years ago, when what is now Scotland was at the Equator, and were formed in marginal coastal plains with lakes and swamps periodically inundated by the sea; or in estuaries, deltas, and shallow seas.
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Date Taken
Monday, 26 August, 2013   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 25 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Geological interest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 8841 7834 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:59.1009N 3:47.4100W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 8841 7834
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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