NO6541 : Whiting Ness

taken 3 years ago, near to Seaton, Angus, Great Britain

Whiting Ness
Whiting Ness
Whiting Ness is of considerable geological significance. It is made up of Old Red Sandstone, also called Devonian Sandstone; the smooth sandstone of the lower part of the cliff is Lower Old Red Sandstone, while the rough upper part is Upper Old Red Sandstone. The important detail is that the whole of the Middle Devonian, or Middle Old Red Sandstone, is entirely missing, so there is a gap of tens of millions of years in age between the two parts of the cliff. A gap like this in the geological record is called an unconformity.
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Date Taken
Monday, 18 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 25 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 6591 4108 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:33.6265N 2:33.3745W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 6588 4108
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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