SH7682 : Brachiopod bed

taken 4 years ago, near to Gogarth, Conwy, Great Britain

Brachiopod bed
Brachiopod bed
Bedding in the Carboniferous Limestone of this part of the Bishop's Quarry is defined by long-lived surfaces stabilised by colonies of large brachiopod fossils (a type of bivalve). The brachiopods had a thick, curved, lower valve and a flat upper valve which is now lost in these exposures. The cup-shaped imprints of the lower valves in the fallen slabs of rock are highlighted by shadows in this view. Rock from this level of the quarry was not prized because it is very weak with its large population of fossils. See also SH7682 : Bishops Quarry.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Thursday, 17 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Uplands  Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7667 8298 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:19.7591N 3:51.2004W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7667 8298
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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