NJ1069 : Rotten Rock

taken 9 years ago, near to Burghead, Moray, Great Britain

Rotten Rock
Rotten Rock
This is the local name for this outcrop on the tip of the promontory north of the harbour at Burghead. It is part of the Permo-Triassic sandstone sequence laid down around the ancient lake which occupied much of what is now the Moray Firth 250 or so million years ago. At the top you can see a channel which has been cut into the earlier beds and then filled in by curving beds until it is again level with the pre-existing surface. The outer sea wall is on the left. See NJ1069 : Detail of Sandstone for a detailed cross-section.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 30 September, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 5 October, 2010
Rock (from Tags)
New Red Sandstone 
Category
Geological feature   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 107 690 [100m precision]
WGS84: 57:42.1636N 3:29.9431W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 107 690
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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