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East Quantoxhead 10 beds

Somerset, UK 


A series of Liassic (top Triassic and Lower Jurassic) limestone bedding planes on the wave-cut platform between East Quantoxhead and Blue Ben, ~ 18.3 km WNW of Bridgwater. The beds are different thicknesses (up to ~ 0.4 m thick), with thicker beds tending to show a lower frequency of joints. The limestone beds are separated by shale beds, which appear to compartmentalise the joints, such that different limestone bedding planes show different patterns of joints.


See Gjøsund, E., 2019. The structural history of a shale. MSc thesis, University of Bergen.

Lat: 51°11'22.7892"N

Long: 3°14'33.987"W

Virtual Outcrop by David Peacock at University of Bergen. Contact David ( for georectified data, alternate formats or UAV images of outcrop.

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