Cliffs, chalk, red, white, limestone, carrstone, fossils, crumbling, dangerous, rock falls, sand, boulders, seaweed, beach, lighthouse, hang-gliders, para-gliders. Looking like an enormous piece of coconut ice, the top part of the cliff is white chalk from Upper Cretaceous era, beneath is a thin, 2-3ft layer of red chalk/limestone from Lower Cretaceous era which took about 15 millions years to be laid down, very slow.The red colour due to iron salts, Lower still is a much thicker layer of carrstone. (Used locally as a building material). These cliffs are about 100 Million years old. The chalk layers are fairly rich in fossils. SSSI. HunStanton, North West Norfolk, UK. William Lee.
Red, white, chalk, limestone, carrstone, fossils, beach, sea, Wash, Cliff, HunStanton, Norfolk, UK.SSSI The top part of the cliff is white chalk/limestone from upper cretaceous era, the middle stratum is red (iron salts )chalk/limestone and is only 2-3Ft in depth, being laid down slowly (about 15million years ) in the lower cretaceous era. The bottom band is carrstone (used locally as a building stone ). The red and white limestones contain fossils. These rocks are about 100 Million years old. William Lee.
Cliffs and shoreline at Durdle Dore on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset England. Cliffs span over 180 million years of geological history, covering Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods (Mesozoic Era).
Lulworth Cove, West Lulworth, Durdle Door, Lulworth Castle, Fossil Forest, Stair Hole, Tyneham Village World Heritage Jurassic Coastline areas outstanding beauty beautiful shell shaped cove relax on the beaches, swim coastal views butterfly Lulworth Skipper tree stumps from about 135 million years ago horseshoe shaped Lulworth Castle Portland Stone entrance as the softer Purbeck, Wealden, Greensand and Chalk exposures are eroded coastal erosion geology MOD Ministry Of Defence National trust SSSI Jurassic World Heritage site Coast pebble beach sheltered rock formation
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