Hawthorn Quarry from above

  • Description

    "The quarry is cut into an east-facing slope near the Durham coast and ceased working in 1985. It is a site of national importance in the Geological Conservation Review with substantial exposures of Permian dolomitic limestone and Upper Permian layers which formed as a marine barrier reef in the shallow, tropical, Zechstein Sea. This was not made by coral but by bryozoan animals and algal stromatolites giving rise to formations that can be seen in the quarry http://www.jncc.gov.uk/pdf/gcrdb/GCRsiteaccount1975.pdf" Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2009.
  • Owner

    Andrew Curtis
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1541340
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 6 years, 10 months ago
    Viewed: 852 times
    Picture Taken: 2009-10-16
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