NS9869 : Petershill Limestone - a sorry tale

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

Petershill Limestone - a sorry tale
Petershill Limestone - a sorry tale
This outcrop is what remains to be seen of what has been described as a spectacular section through the limestone, which recorded changes in the rock record as the relative sea level changed. So spectacular, in fact, that one of the public sector agencies (it is not clear whether it was Scottish Natural Heritage or the National Museum of Scotland or a combination of the two) arranged for it to be sandblasted so that it was available for study. Then along came the Scottish Wildlife Trust who, ignorant of the significance of the geology, excavated the pond and dumped all the debris up against the spectacular sandblasted section.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 26 September, 2013
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Geological interest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 9846 6944 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:54.4389N 3:37.5483W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 9846 6944
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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