SN5882 : Aberystwyth Grits - fault and flute casts

taken 7 years ago, near to Aberystwyth, Ceredigion/Sir Ceredigion, Great Britain

Aberystwyth Grits - fault and flute casts
Aberystwyth Grits - fault and flute casts
A small cove has formed at the seaward foot of Constitution Hill. A fault runs from top left to reach the beach in the centre of the cove. The vertical displacement can best be seen in the thicker, brownish strata at the centre of the photo. This layer is a sandstone deposit and is the bottom layer of a sandstone-siltstone-mudstone bed deposited by a turbidity current.

Close-ups of the flute casts LinkExternal link and worm burrows LinkExternal link on the undersides of several of the sandstone layers.

Annotated version of this picture: LinkExternal link
Craigyfulfran GCR site
The coastal stretch north of Aberystwyth towards Clarach is known for its exposed turbidite beds LinkExternal link and for their intricate folding and faulting patterns LinkExternal link . The name of the site originates from a sea stack located on the foreshore (links above are to the Geological Conservation Review's site reports).
Geological Conservation Review
The Geological Conservation Review (GCR) is a database of geological reference sites in Great Britain. It is published by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) in the form of site reports collected in printed volumes covering different geological periods and topical areas such as fossils, minerals or geomorphology. The site reports are gradually put online in a searchable database LinkExternal link .
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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Thursday, 24 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Geological interest  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 5826 8264 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:25.3995N 4:5.1516W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SN 5826 8264
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Aberystwyth Grits  Strata  Sandstone  Turbidite  Mudstone 

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