Rock 365 : Day 33 : Kidderminster Formation #365photos

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Day 33 : The building stones of Staffordshire moves into the Lower Triassic rocks above the Variscan unconformity.  This is a sandy member of the Kidderminster Formation, a rock formerly known as the Bunter Sandstone.  These red-brown sandstones are often quite poorly cemented so were only quarried for local use.  This sample is from Church Hill in Kinver and probably used to build the local church.

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~ by hypocentre on February 2, 2010.

 
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