NJ1069 : Detail of Sandstone

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

Detail of Sandstone
Detail of Sandstone
This is a close look at part of the Permo-Triassic NJ1069 : Rotten Rock. Near the foot, and just above the centre, are cross-bedding made by sand cascading down the downstream faces of ripples in the bed of a watercourse, which only had the power to move small grains of sand, flowing from left to right. The bottom one is in fact two separate series of such cross-bedding, one on top of the other. The coarser beds with were laid down when there was a spate flowing fast enough to move much larger pebbles, for example after a sudden cloudburst. These beds are deposited quite quickly, and tend not to contain the cross-bedding characteristic of gentler streams.
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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 1078 6910 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:42.1692N 3:29.9232W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 1078 6910
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Beds  Geological Feature  Geological Interest  Geological  Sedimentary Rock  Sandstone  Sandstone Formation  Sandstone Cliffs 

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