NS3178 : Syncline at Ardmore Point

taken 10 years ago, near to Ardmore, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Syncline at Ardmore Point
Syncline at Ardmore Point
[This is the second of three photos that, when seen side by side, form a seamless panorama of a syncline at Ardmore Point. This photo shows the central part of the view.]

A syncline is a down-fold in rock, forming a trough-like shape. The layers of sandstone in this lowest central portion are mostly covered over by sand and pebbles.

In the background, on the far side of the River Clyde, is the section of shoreline between Greenock and Gourock.

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(When rock is up-folded instead to form an arch-like shape, this is called an anticline; an example is visible not far away on the same beach: NS3178 : Anticline at Ardmore Point.)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 14 June, 2009   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 17 June, 2009
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Coastal 
Place (from Tags)
Ardmore Point 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3145 7830 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.0817N 4:42.1295W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3147 7831
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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