SN5882 : Aberystwyth grits - cliff strata

taken 6 years ago, near to Aberystwyth, Ceredigion/Sir Ceredigion, Great Britain

Aberystwyth grits - cliff strata
Aberystwyth grits - cliff strata
What looks like a massive concrete wall at the top of the cliff (which is about 130m tall) is in fact one layer of mudstone exposed after the underlying sandstone has been eroded away. The strata at the top are dipping almost vertically, while a much shallower dip occurs at the bottom of the cliff due to tight folding in this section.
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)
Tuesday, 11 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Geological interest  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 5837 8276 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:25.4659N 4:5.0577W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 5824 8275
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Strata  Aberystwyth Grits  Sandstone  Mudstone 

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