G6351 : Strata with Benbulben

taken 12 years ago, 3 km from An Ghrainseach, Sligo, Ireland

Strata with Benbulben
Strata with Benbulben
A low cliff of Carboniferous limestone outcrops at the head of the shelving strata cut by the sea. Views across the edge of the bay show the iconic mass of Benbulben. The same rock strata, the Glencar Limestone Formation, make up the nearby cliff and those of the distant mountain. Faulting of the rocks is the reason for the difference in altitude.
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G6351, 8 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 6 September, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 12 September, 2007
Category
Beach headland   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! G 635 513 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:24.5393N 8:33.7717W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! G 635 513
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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