NJ5666 : Multiple Folds

taken 3 years ago, near to Sandend, Aberdeenshire, Great Britain

Multiple Folds
Multiple Folds
If you trace the bands of colour in this small rock face, you can see that the rock has been well deformed during metamorphosis, with the different layers folded and stretched to form some very complex patterns. The pinkish colour comes from staining by the Old Red Sandstone that once overlay these limestones, but has long since been eroded away.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 21 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Geological interest  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 5621 6614 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:40.9779N 2:44.1602W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 5621 6614
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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