SY9079 : The Flats, Kimmeridge Bay

taken 9 years ago, near to Kimmeridge, Dorset, Great Britain

The Flats, Kimmeridge Bay
The Flats, Kimmeridge Bay
This is the section of The Flats beneath the oil well in Kimmeridge Bay. In the foreground is a cross-section through The Flats dolomite bed. The Flats display expansion megapolygons - on the left a 'breaking wave' thrust has trapped water to make a shallow rock-pool. Near the top of the cliff, sloping down to the right, is the Washing Ledge dolomite bed. Dolomite is a sedimentary carbonate rock, and the inclusion of small amounts of iron give it a yellow-brown tint.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 17 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 18 February, 2008
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Coastline/Beaches   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 9045 7919 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:36.7406N 2:8.1800W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SY 9044 7919
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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