NS9869 : Petershill Limestone

taken 4 years ago, near to Bathgate, West Lothian, Great Britain

Petershill Limestone
Petershill Limestone
This is the most accessible of the interesting geological features of Petershill Reserve. It is the bedding surface of a limestone which has been tilted so that it dips towards the west. This is a marine limestone, formed as a reef round a volcanic island some 300 million years ago in the late Carboniferous. It contains an abundance of fossils including corals, brachiopods, echinoids, crinoids, bryozoa and sponges. See NS9869 : Spirifer Fossil.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 26 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Geological interest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 9850 6953 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:54.4879N 3:37.5120W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 9849 6952
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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