SK4717 : Morley Quarry, Shepshed, looking south

near to Shepshed, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Morley Quarry, Shepshed, looking south
Morley Quarry, Shepshed, looking south
Charnwood Borough Council acquired this site, ostensibly to equip for climbing. Although it isn't actually much good for climbing, it does show the outline of a wadi (desert stream) bed infilled with Triassic-Rhaetic marls at the top of the southern face. The eastern face, seen here, reveals northward sloping Charnwood volcanics of Precambrian age. The quarry would have been built to excavate one of the many syenite intrusions in Charnwood Forest.
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