NM4099 : Cross-bedding in Torridonian Sandstone

taken 7 years ago, near to Kinloch, Highland, Great Britain

Cross-bedding in Torridonian Sandstone
Cross-bedding in Torridonian Sandstone
The sloping ridges in the face of the rock are cross-bedding, laid down by a stream flowing over the desert sands some thousand million years ago. The current was running from right to left and close examination of the ridges confirms that the rock is still the 'right way up', that is, it has not been overturned by later tectonic movements. In the background is a wooden shelter on the island's camp site.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Anne Burgess and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
NM4099, 199 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 23 April, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 27 April, 2012
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Sport, Leisure 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 4061 9916 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:0.6273N 6:16.4555W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 4062 9916
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+


Image classification(about): Geograph
This page has been viewed about 27 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register