This is a close view of the
limestones to show the structure at this locality, a disused quarry.
- The surface is very smooth,
because the rock has been quarried using wire cutting. This technique
has been discontinued in many places because it is potentially very
- How would you describe the
shapes of the beds?
- In fact, each 'bed' is a
colony of carbonate-secreting organisms. Most are stromatoporoids (a
type of sponge), whilst the lighter-coloured colony in the centre is
a tabulate coral.
photo is about 2 metres across
Grid reference: 910
This page is maintained by Roger Suthren
18 November, 2008