SY9178 : Cliff face east of Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset

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

Cliff face east of Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset
Cliff face 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.

This is a close-up of the cliff in SY9177 : Cliffs east of Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset
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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 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 914 781 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:36.1911N 2:7.3476W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 917 779
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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