ST7549 : De la Beche Unconformity, Vallis Vale (western end)

taken 3 years ago, near to Great Elm, Somerset, Great Britain

De la Beche Unconformity, Vallis Vale (western end)
De la Beche Unconformity, Vallis Vale (western end)
Probably one of the best examples of an unconformity in Southern England. An unconformity is a buried erosional surface separating strata of different ages; it indicates that sediment deposition was not continuous. In this unconformity at the very eastern end of the Mendips, younger strata of sedimentary Jurassic Inferior Oolite rest upon the eroded surface of tilted older Carboniferous Vallis Limestone. See also ST7549 : De la Beche Unconformity, Vallis Vale ST7549 : De la Beche Unconformity, Vallis Vale (eastern end) and ST7549 : De la Beche Unconformity, Vallis Vale (central part) LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Monday, 8 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 14 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Former (from Tags)
Quarry 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 7555 4919 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:14.4815N 2:21.0981W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 7555 4916
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Mendips  Mendip  De La Beche  Unconformity  Carboniferous Limestone  Jurassic  Jurassic Oolite  Carboniferous 

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