SY9177 : Cliffs east of Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset

taken 3 years ago, near to Kimmeridge, Dorset, Great Britain

Cliffs east of Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset
Cliffs east of Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset
These Jurassic cliffs show some of the layers of mostly shales, clays and limestone in Kimmeridge Clay. Some harder layers of the shale will burn (and have been called Kimmeridge Coal), but the sulphurous fumes given off make it unpopular as a fuel source.

The bituminous layers of shale within the rock are the source rock for oil both locally and to a larger degree under the North Sea.

A close-up of the cliffs can be seen at SY9178 : Cliff face east of Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset
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SY9177, 18 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 12 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 21 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Geological interest  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Primary Subject of Photo
Cliff 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 9172 7798 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:36.0889N 2:7.1014W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 9179 7791
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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