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Photos from Weybourne, Norfolk

This page contains a few photos from Weybourne on the Norfolk coast. I took a walk along here in May 2006, though only had time for a quick look. The base of the cliffs are formed of Cretaceous chalk, with the remainder being Quaternary deposits.

This first photo shows the cliff with the chalk visible at the base.

The cliff with chalk visible at base.

One of the lower Quaternary beds containing shell debris.

One of the lower Quaternary beds containing shell debris.

This bed contains bone fragments. You can just see one (brown colour) about 150mm to the right of the bottom of the rule.

This bed contains bone fragments.

A closer view of one of the lower Quaternary beds containing shell debris amongst flint pebbles.

A closer view of one of the lower Quaternary beds containing shell debris amongst flint pebbles.

Cross bedding visible in the finer sediment.

Cross bedding visible in the finer sediment.

Some of the finer sediment. Asymmetric ripples and mud drapes would seem, from what I've read, to indicate marine conditions i.e a current forming the ripples with finer sediments being deposited when flow rate was slower during neap tides. This is further backed up in that I've read elsewhere that these lower beds were deposited in the sea, however higher areas of the cliff contain glacial deposits, unfortunately I didn't have enough time during my visit to check that out.

Some of the finer sediment.

The base of the Quaternary beds here are a thick bed of flint pebbles with layers of shell debris that sits unconformably on the Cretaceous Chalk. Here it seems to be filling a channel.

The base of the Quaternary beds here are a thick bed of flint pebbles with layers of shell debris that sits unconformably on the Cretaceous Chalk.

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