Lower Basalt formation of the South Antrim escarpment.

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The Giant’s Harp and the Chimney Tops at the Giant’s Causeway [C ]. Two flows of tholeiitic basalt lava (Causeway Tholeiite Member) overlie the reddish brown Interbasaltic Formation.

The lower part of the cliff is formed of five flows of the Lower Basalt Formation, Co. Antrim. (P). Lower Lias occurs almost continuously along the escarpment of the Chalk round the south-east and north of the county.

The formation consists of dark blue and grey mud and shale, with irregular nodular beds of grey by: 2. The basalts belong to the Lower Basalt Formation with 18 flows giving a greater depth of m. Both "pahoehoe" and "aa" basalt flow types are present. Two 'series of basalt sub-type are present, that is an olivine porphyritic series in the lower parts of the succession and an olivine plagioclase porphyritic series towards the top of the succession : A.R.

Woodside, W.D.H. Woodward. The Lower Bann has a wide drainage area: from the east it receives the drainage of the greater part of Antrim; on the west the water-shed of its drainage area extends to the Sperrin mountains and the range of hills that form the western limit of the basalt plateau which we have already met with in Antrim.

The coastal sections around the Giant's Causeway in the NNR record the eruption of the olivine tholeiites of the Lower Basalt Formation, the lateritization of the Lower Basalt surface at the end of the first cycle of vulcanicity (Lyle, ), and the re-commencement of volcanic activity with the eruption of the quartz tholeiites of the Causeway basalts.

The Tardree Rhyolite Complex (TRC) in Northern Ireland forms an important stratigraphic unit between the Lower and Upper Basalt Formations of the Antrim Lava Group (ALG).

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As the newly-formed basalt lava cooled, contraction cracks produced regular columns in the lower part of the flow. The columns are divided by dish-shaped cracks, forming domes and basins - which in this photograph are partly filled by rainwater.

Northeast Country Antrim around Torr Head and Murlough Bay has the oldest rocks in the county, about million years old. These are ancient metamorphosed sandstones, mudstones and limestones. These rocks have been baked and squeezed to form metamorphic schists and Size: KB.

Basalt is a common volcanic rock formed from the rapid cooling of basaltic lava exposed at or very near the surface of our planet.

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Jointed basalt columns, as the most famous and most beautiful basalt formations, exists on many places on earth. These Lower Basalt formation of the South Antrim escarpment.

book columns are predominantly hexagonal in cross-section, but basalt polygons with three to twelve or more sides can be observed. The Giant's Causeway is an area of ab interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic fissure eruption. It is located in County Antrim on the north coast of Northern Ireland, about three miles ( km) northeast of the town of Bushmills.

It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO inand a national nature reserve in by the Department of the Environment Designated: (10th session). When lava pours out and cools slowly over time, a curious geometric pattern emerges: long columns of hexagonal basalt rock, sometimes forming cliffs that stretch hundreds of feet into the igneous rock formations can be found all around the world, from Ireland to Israel to Japan to California, each adding a fascinating structure to the landscapes and waterscapes in which they are Author: Anna Norris.

(1) and (2) The Basalt uplands of South Antrim rising above the ft. contour near their south-eastward facing escarpment. (3) The Triassic lowlands which include the Middle and Lower Lagan Valley, the Dundonald Gap and the Strangford Lough Depression.

(4) The Ordovician and Silurian uplands of Co. Down. The Antrim Shale is a formation of Upper Devonian age in the Michigan Basin, in the US state of Michigan, and extending into Ohio, Indiana and is a major source of natural gas in the northern part of the basin.

The Antrim Shale was defined by A. Lane inand named for type-section exposures in Antrim County, formation was previously known as the St. Cleric Country: United States.

north, east and south. Outside this rim is a belt of low country which is partly drowned by Belfast and Larne Loughs. Towards the south-west the edge of the basalt escarpment falls away rapidly beyond White Mountain, so that on this side there is continuous lowland from the Lagan valley to.

The lowermost (hidden) part of the lower basalt formation correlates with Chron C26r (Selandian age), the top (exposed) part of the lower basalt formation correlates with Chrons C26n, C25r and. The Ross Sandstone Formation is thickest in the area of south Clare (c.

m) and thins towards the north, east and south (Fig.2).It is primarily composed of sandstones (c. 65% at Loop Head; Chapin et al. ) with subordinate interbedded shales and slumped deposits of mixed lithology.A number of thin but laterally extensive 'marine bands' (at least nine although only three have been.

Nevertheless the existing lava plateau is extensive, covering most of County Antrim and extending into some neigbouring counties. The lava flows cooled to form basalt, a dark fine grained rock characteristic of fissure eruptions. The small crystals indicate a rock.

The Antrim Plateau is a unique geological area of the UK in that it contains an almost continuous sequence of flat-lying layers from to 30 million years old.

The uppermost layer of the plateau is composed of hard, black basalt lava that erupted from deep fissures in the Earth’s crust as the North Atlantic Ocean began to open about The Illawarra Escarpment Abstract The llIawarra escarpment is one of the most striking features of the N.S.W.

coast, for it runs like a great unbreached wall for some km, and dominates the narrow plains below. Vet little hes been written about it, and some of the brief commentaries that have appeared are. The Hill is a visual link between the Belfast Basalt Escarpment and Carrickfergus Escarpment and is characterised by woodland, wetland and agricultural land.

Belfast Basalt Escarpment The distinctive landform of Belfast Basalt Escarpment was identified in the Northern Ireland Landscape Character Assessment as an area of scenic quality and is.

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Key Companies Drilling for Natural Gas in the Antrim Shale: Breitburn Energy Partners LLP (BBEP) added proved reserves totaling million barrels of equivalent from additions as of Of the million barrels, million barrels of oil equivalent were additions primarily in the Michigan Antrim trend where they drilled wells.

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The Neolithic was a period of prolific activity for the South Downs in Sussex, Cited by: 2. A large portion of Antrim is hilly, especially in the east, where the highest elevations are attained.

The range runs north and south, and, following this direction, the highest points are Knocklayd m (1, ft), Slieveanorra m (1, ft), Trostan m (1, ft), Slemish m (1, ft), Area rank: 9th. Detached basaltic eminences, in some instances attaining a mountainous elevation, are conspicuous in several parts of the county, of which Slemish, to the south-east of Broughshane, and feet high, is the most remarkable: and in divers places, but generally in the lower tracts, are scattered gravelly knolls, which from Antrim to Kells are.

At the base of the Jurassic and making up the lower slopes of the Cotswold Escarpment are the clays, silts and sands of the Lias Group. These were deposited on the floor of quite a deep ocean, but an ocean that occasionally shallowed to allow the formation of some limestones, such as the Marlstone Rock Bed.

The geological map of Ireland displays a wide variety of rock types which have originated at different periods of geological time.

The oldest rocks are metamorphic gneisses which are to be found on Inishtrahull, several miles off Malin Head in Co. Donegal, and elsewhere in the north-west. They originally formed as igneous rocks million years ago.

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Basalt sill, Northumberland Hadrian’s Wall was built by the Romans around AD, along a natural line of north-facing cliffs formed by the outcrop of the Great Whin Sill. The sill is roughly 70 metres thick and slopes (dips) gently to the south beneath the overlying sedimentary rocks.

Craighill Quarry is situated on the County Antrim Basalt Plateau. The basalt within it forms part of the 'Lower Basalt Formation'.

The quarry is no longer in use and is currently being redeveloped for housing. Cavities within the basalt show a nice range of minerals. Irish OS NJ. - Explore nicksirek's board "geology" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Geology, Wonders of the world and Nature pins.Fingal's Cave is formed entirely from hexagonally jointed basalt columns within a Paleocene lava flow, similar in structure to the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland and those of nearby Ulva.

In all these cases, cooling on the upper and lower surfaces of the solidified lava resulted in contraction and fracturing, starting in a blocky tetragonal pattern and transitioning to a regular Location: Staffa, Scotland.In the south Antrim area (Southern Uplands High) there are important hardground non-sequences of green-coated chalk pebbles called the South Antrim Hardgrounds (of?member status).

Definition of Lower Boundary: The lower boundary is conformable, on the Garron Chalk Formation, at a bedding plane beneath a prominent continuous tabular flint.