SH7783 : Limestone quarry

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

Limestone quarry
Limestone quarry
The face of an abandoned limestone quarry near to Mynydd Isaf. Exploitation of the limestone in these gently-dipping strata also encountered the Craig Rofft Sandstone (brownish material in the distant exposure) which seems to pinch-out and disappear in this area (see also SH7783 : Craig Rofft Sandstone). The sandstone was only a few metres thick at maximum, so its presence may explain the wide area of spoil heaps remaining from when the quarry was working. The limestone and sandstone belong to the Carboniferous (Asbian to Brigantian) Cefn Mawr Limestone Formation which also outcrop at Bishop's Quarry (SH7682 : Bishops Quarry).
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SH7783, 183 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 18 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Uplands  Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7751 8317 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:19.8733N 3:50.4484W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7748 8315
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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