SX1450 : Rocky outcrop on Great Lantic Beach, near Polruan, Cornwall

taken 8 years ago, near to Polruan, Cornwall, Great Britain

Rocky outcrop on Great Lantic Beach, near Polruan, Cornwall
Rocky outcrop on Great Lantic Beach, near Polruan, Cornwall
One of the outcrops of Devonian slate (Meadfoot Group) at the western end of the main beach. The steeply sloping angle of the rock indicates geological upheavals of the past - the very slow shock wave after effects from the Variscan orogeny.

(Note: the Variscan orogeny is the mountain building event caused by the Late Paleozoic continental collision between the erstwhile continents of Euramerica and Gondwana.)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 21 May, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 24 May, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Geological interest  Estuary, Marine 
Primary Subject of Photo
Rock 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 146 508 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:19.7117N 4:36.3549W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 147 508
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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