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Carboniferous Sedimentary Cycles, Cocklawburn Beach

© The Beach Guide

Sunday 9 June, 11.00am-4.00pm

With Dr. Ian Kille

This trip visits some of the best exposures of the cyclic Carboniferous sedimentary rocks on the coast, with fossil rich limestones, coals and beautifully preserved examples of trace fossils.  The structure of these layered rocks is well mapped out on the beach with gently dipping anticlines and synclines which progressively steepen towards the northern end of the beach, forming a tightly folded arch and other interesting structural features.

The first part of the walk will look at the sedimentary sequences in the coastal section south of Spittal.

The second part of the walk will start from Cocklawburn Beach after a break for lunch at 1.00pm. The walk should be concluded by about 4.00pm, but you are free to leave whenever you wish.

This is a joint meeting with the North Eastern Geological Society.

N.B. end time is an estimate.

Booking essential. To book, please go to Eventbrite here.