C9444 : Giant's Causeway

near to Causeway Head, Aird and Tonduff, Ireland

Giant's Causeway
Giant's Causeway
The famous columns at the Giant's Causeway were formed from a flow of tholeiitic basalt about 60 million years ago. As the lava cooled, it contracted and cracked to form mainly hexagonal columns. The same process can be seen today - when mud dries out, it cracks into similar hexagonal shapes.
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Tuesday, 5 June, 2007   (more nearby)
Sunday, 17 June, 2007
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Irish: geotagged! C 947 447 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:14.4128N 6:30.7211W
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Irish: geotagged! C 9508 4454
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