All chalk and no greensand

17 December 2009 00:00 | Comments: 0 | Categories:

Geology

This is the website I was talking about today when walking above Blewbury.

Wasn't that easy to navigate and find the map, but try this

Click anywhere and you get a description of the bedrock.

The green at Harwell (where it says A34)

UPPER GREENSAND FORMATION - CALCAREOUS SANDSTONE AND SILTSTONE

South of Blewbury, from where it says A417

Darker Green HOLYWELL NODULAR CHALK FORMATION - CHALK

Lighter Green ZIG ZAG CHALK FORMATION - CHALK

Yellowish WEST MELBURY MARLY CHALK FORMATION - CHALK

Pinkish WEST MELBURY MARLY CHALK FORMATION - CHALK (seems like the same to me)

 

Well done to spot the transition from Holywell to Zig Zag

Idioms like all chalk and no greensand come to mind.

 



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