A land of basalt and chalk

Laterite

A close-up of the laterite horizon in the cliffs above the Giant's causeway, formed by intense weathering of the top of a lava flow before the next eruption.  Photo: Chris Rowan, 2013

A close-up of the laterite horizon in the cliffs above the Giant’s causeway, formed by intense weathering of the top of a lava flow before the next eruption. Photo: Chris Rowan, 2013

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