SH7067 : Sheepfold

taken 11 years ago, near to Afon Garreg-Wen [water Feature], Conwy, Great Britain

A ruined structure, probably a sheepfold, nestles below this craggy outcrop of dolerite. The dolerite is a coarse-grained, intrusive, igneous rock emplaced as a sill-like body into sandstones of the Cwm Eigiau formation. The relative toughness of the dolerite results in a landscape feature after glaciation and erosion. Together they record a period of quiescence in the volcanic history of the Ordovician Period when the volcanoes of Snowdonia were being eroded vigorously, before a renewed outburst of basaltic lavas and associated minor intrusion into the young sediments. Fortunately, that was 450 million years ago.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 31 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 1 August, 2007
Sheepfold   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 706 677 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:11.4588N 3:56.2128W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 706 677
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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