NO5315 : The Rock and Spindle

taken 19 years ago, near to Brownhills, Fife, Scotland

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The Rock and Spindle
The Rock and Spindle
This oddly shaped 'stack' stands on the shore at the foot of Kinkell Braes south of St Andrews. It is made of basalt which is a volcanic rock. The central spindle appears to have radiating spokes. These are formed in columnar-jointed basalt.

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Category: Geological feature
This photo is linked from: Galleries: · Volcanic Activity Automatic Clusters: · Kinkell Braes [6] · Basalt [5] · South of St Andrews [4] Other Photos: · Rock formations at Kinkell Harbour Title Clusters: · The Rock and Spindle [5] ·
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NO5315, 53 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Val Vannet   (more nearby)
Date Taken
March 2005   (more nearby)
Friday, 6 May, 2005
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 538 155 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:19.7767N 2:44.9231W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 539 154
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Image classification(about): Geograph (Third Visitor for NO5315)
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