C9544 : Closeup of Basalt columns at Giant's Causeway

taken 10 years ago, near to Aird, Causeway Head and Tonduff, Northern Ireland

Closeup of Basalt columns at Giant's Causeway
Closeup of Basalt columns at Giant's Causeway
Around 50 to 60 million years ago, these columns were created by volcanic activity forcing molten basalt through chalk beds which formed these characteristic columns as it cooled, most columns are hexagonal.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 21 August, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 22 May, 2020
Geographical Context
Geological interest 
Primary Subject of Photo
Rock 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! C 952 448 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:14.4767N 6:30.2187W
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Irish: geotagged! C 952 448
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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