SY6768 : Snail Shore

taken 4 years ago, near to Southwell, Dorset, Great Britain

Snail Shore
Snail Shore
The rocky shelves north of Pulpit Rock on the west side of Portland Bill are part of the cherty series which is the lower part of the Portland Stone. Some of the beds are very rich in fossils, giving the name Snail Shore to this section of shore. Above the solid layers is what looks like a storm beach formed by slabs of rock thrown up by the sea during severe weather onto a raised beach formed when the relative sea level was higher than it is now.
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Date Taken
Friday, 4 July, 2014   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 10 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Geological interest  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 6760 6831 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:30.8206N 2:27.4994W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 6753 6839
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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