SH8877 : Carboniferous Limestone

taken 10 years ago, near to Llysfaen, Conwy, Great Britain

Carboniferous Limestone
Carboniferous Limestone
Great thicknesses of limestone of Carboniferous age (~350 million years) remain in the coastal hills in this area. Quarries on the south-facing slopes are no longer active, but serious extraction continues on the coast. The limestone is the result of accumulation of carbonate-rich muds from microscopic algae and shelly debris forming obvious fossils. Here the layers of the rock can be seen to dip steadily to the North.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 19 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Thursday, 20 March, 2008
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 889 773 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:16.8597N 3:40.0679W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 889 773
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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