NJ5666 : An Ancient Sinkhole

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

An Ancient Sinkhole
An Ancient Sinkhole
The loose-looking bank at the back of the beach here isn't loose at all. It is a conglomerate laid down in Devonian times, some 400 million years ago. To either side of it the rocks are much older Dalradian metamorphosed limestones. This bay is interpreted by geologists as a large sinkhole which was filled in by Old Red Sandstone which has itself now been largely 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 6618 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:40.9995N 2:44.1606W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 5621 6621
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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