Rock Edge - Oxford, England
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SUp3rFM & Cruella
N 51° 45.276 W 001° 12.261
30U E 623940 N 5735270
Quick Description: The rocks and fossils revelead in this disused quarry tell a fascinating story of what Oxford and the surrounding area was like 155 million years ago.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/25/2012 4:15:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMFZYD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
Views: 4

Long Description:
"The rocks and fossils in the area have designated this site as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Regional Important Geological and Geomorphological Site.

The rocks here are known as coral Rag or Wheatley Limestone. They are made of corals, shells and carbonate minerals which were all deposited on the margin of a coral reef that extended out of the south and west of Oxford.

The limestones around Headington and other parts of Oxford have long been quarried for use as prized building stone and where the stone was too poor for building it was cruhsed and used as aggregate.

However, the quarrying here has long since finished and Rock Edge Quarry has been transformed into a local nature reserve."

Information provided from the Oxfordshire Geology Trust.
Waymark is confirmed to be publicly accessible: yes

Parking Coordinates: N 51° 45.262 W 001° 12.326

Access fee (In local currency): .00

Requires a high clearance vehicle to visit.: no

Requires 4x4 vehicle to visit.: no

Public Transport available: yes

Website reference: [Web Link]

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