NS3974 : Cementstone with calcite veins

taken 10 years ago, near to Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Cementstone with calcite veins
Cementstone with calcite veins
This feature can be seen NS3974 : At the foot of Dumbarton Rock; it is located in the grey area (composed of shale) that can be seen at the centre of that photo. The upright structure at the centre of the image is a block formed of cementstone concretions, and measures 50cm from left to right. It is surrounded by calcite veins; similar veins were evident in many of the rocks in the area, some of them 2cm or more in width; page 91 of the book "Wildlife Around Glasgow" (Richard Sutcliffe, 2010) mentions, regarding this location, that "thin veins of calcite cut the rocks".
Dumbarton Rock and Castle :: NS4074

The Rock is a volcanic plug, and it has a long history as a fortified site. For further information, see the Geograph article "Dumbarton Rock and Castle": Link

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Date Taken
Thursday, 14 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Saturday, 23 July, 2011
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3988 7455 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.2353N 4:33.9010W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3988 7455
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