SY7481 : Ringstead Bay, Dorset

taken 3 years ago, near to Osmington Mills, Dorset, Great Britain

Ringstead Bay, Dorset
Ringstead Bay, Dorset
The background shows the impressive unconformity here. The upper layer is cretaceous Chalk topped by a thin light brown layer of angular flint gravel (from the Pleistocene period). Under that at the bottom is the grey of the Kimmeridge clay, partly covered by grass, which is actually sloping up from left to right, and the deep dark line sloping down from left to right defines the top of this layer. Between these two layers are Gault topped by a layer of Greensand though those layers are hard to make out from a distance.

A good diagram of the geology here ((c) Ian West and Tonya West) can be found at LinkExternal link
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SY7481, 53 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 15 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 1 October, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Geological interest  Village, Rural settlement  Estuary, Marine  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 7490 8139 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:37.8997N 2:21.3752W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 7420 8139
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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