Category Archives: Palaeozoic

Scenic Saturday: Crossbeds on the Edge

Some of the famous features of the Peak District are not really peaks at all – but there is nothing more scenic than a wander along one of the ‘Edges’. These sheer cliffs, scattered along the eastern and western edges … Continue reading

Categories: geology, geomorphology, Palaeozoic, photos

Scenic Saturday: a pilgrimage back to the grand granitic tors of Dartmoor

The high and rugged scenery of Dartmoor is as wild and untamed a landscape as you’re likely to find in the United Kingdom, and would seem to have more in common with the Scottish Highlands than the prim and proper … Continue reading

Categories: geomorphology, outcrops, Palaeozoic, photos, rocks & minerals

The making of an angular unconformity: Hutton’s unconformity at Siccar Point

Photos and video from a geo-pilgrimage: an in-depth look at Hutton’s Unconformity, and the geological history that it represents. Continue reading

Categories: deep time, geology, outcrops, Palaeozoic, photos, structures

11 terranes amalgamating

On the 11th day of Christmas my true love sent to me…
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Categories: geology, Palaeozoic, past worlds, tectonics

Journey to the bottom of the Cambrian

In which I literally stand on the Neoproterozoic/Cambrian boundary.
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Categories: Palaeozoic, past worlds