NJ5866 : Natural Ladder

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

Natural Ladder
Natural Ladder
Not that it's big enough to be any use, but the ladder-like form of this vertical feature is the result of the rock being stretched. The central layer of rock is very rigid, so did not shear, but cracked into blocks. The cracks were then infilled by quartz from fluids circulating in the rock. Geological hammer for scale.
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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 5844 6649 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:41.1792N 2:41.9203W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 5844 6649
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