SN5882 : Aberystwyth Grits - fault cutting through strata

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

Aberystwyth Grits - fault cutting through strata
Aberystwyth Grits - fault cutting through strata
The same blowhole as in LinkExternal link . This picture shows the disruption of the strata by the fault more clearly. The fault radiates from the apex of the blowhole upwards (about 20 degrees left of vertical). It should be possible to determine the amount of displacement by comparing the sequence of layers either side of the fissure, although it is a bit difficult in this case due to the fairly uniform thickness of most layers.
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)
Sunday, 9 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Geological interest  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 5825 8271 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:25.4371N 4:5.1622W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SN 5825 8271
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Blowhole  Aberystwyth Grits  Strata  Fault 

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