Boulder from the Triassic period and the great Pangaean continent, finally emerges into daylight after having been buried for c. 200 million years, exposed due to coastal erosion.
Walney Island, Cumbria.
Triassic of Northern England
Across west Cumbria and the Solway Basin the sequence continues upwards conformably from the Permian, Cumbrian Coast Group (P3), into the red sandstone of the Triassic Sherwood Sandstone Group (T1). This is a thick succession, up to about 800 m in north-west England but increasing offshore to over 1000 m and southwards to over 1500 m in the English Midlands. The lithology is typically fine-grained, reddish-brown sandstone (Plate P220632), which is interbedded with subordinate red mudstone that may show desiccation features. Deposition was largely effected by ephemeral streams and rivers on braided alluvial plains and playa mudflats.”
Signed edition of 50 Lightjet prints on Kodak Pro Endura
24″ X 24″
£450 ( unframed )