NO6541 : Old Red Sandstone

taken 1 year ago, near to Seaton, Angus, Great Britain

Old Red Sandstone
Old Red Sandstone
Whiting Ness is of considerable geological significance. It is made up of Old Red Sandstone, also called Devonian Sandstone; the smooth sandstone of the lower part of the cliff is Lower Old Red Sandstone, while the rough upper part is Upper Old Red Sandstone. The important detail is that the whole of the Middle Devonian, or Middle Old Red Sandstone, is entirely missing, so there is a gap of tens of millions of years in age between the two parts of the cliff. A gap like this in the geological record is called an unconformity.
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Date Taken
Monday, 7 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 13 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Geological interest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 6598 4106 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:33.6160N 2:33.3060W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 6599 4103
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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