ST7549 : De la Beche Unconformity, Vallis Vale (central part)

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

De la Beche Unconformity, Vallis Vale (central part)
De la Beche Unconformity, Vallis Vale (central part)
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 (western end)http://www.bgs.ac.uk/mendips/localities/greatelm.html
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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 7557 4918 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:14.4762N 2:21.0809W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 7556 4916
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Carboniferous  Jurassic Oolite  Jurassic  Carboniferous Limestone  Unconformity  De La Beche  Mendip  Mendips 

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