Caswell Rock Patterns & Textures (1) - Natural patterns in Carboniferous cliff strata, partially coated with a green bio-film, at Caswell Bay, Gower, South Wales.

These pictures show Caswell Bay (Gower Peninsula) Carboniferous period limestone and mudstone rocks in close-up, showing natural patterns and textures of stratigraphic layering and fracturing, coloured mineral inclusions, acid rain and wave-action weathering, and encrustations by bio-films and marine littoral invertebrates. The rocks include Caswell Bay or Gully Oolite, High Tor Limestone, and Caswell Bay Mudstone.

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Caswell Rock Patterns & Textures  (2) - Natural patterns in Carboniferous rock strata outcropping on the beach at Caswell Bay, Gower, South Wales.

Caswell Rock Patterns & Textures  (3) - Natural patterns in Carboniferous cliff strata at Caswell Bay, Gower, South Wales.

Caswell Rock Patterns & Textures  (4) - Natural patterns in Carboniferous limestone cliff strata, showing texture of stone being dissolved by acid rain, with acorn barnacles living in the relative shelter of the shallow depressions, at Caswell Bay, Gower, South Wales.

Caswell Rock Patterns & Textures  (5) - Natural patterns in Carboniferous limestone cliff strata, showing texture of stone being dissolved by acid rain, at Caswell Bay, Gower, South Wales.

Caswell Rock Patterns & Textures  (6) - Natural patterns in variably bedded and faulted Carboniferous mudstone rock strata adjacent to the shore at Caswell Bay, Gower, South Wales.

Caswell Rock Patterns & Textures  (7) - Natural patterns in Carboniferous limestone cliff strata at Caswell Bay, Gower, South Wales.

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Natural coloured abstract patterns in rock strata - Caswell Bay Mudstones.

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3 Replies to “Caswell Rock Patterns & Textures”

  1. Thanks, Michael. I think the green in the first photograph is some sort of microscopic algal bio-film. The rocks were actually in an over-hang with the camera pointing upwards. The green film had tended to accumulate only on the near horizontal surfaces of the stepped broken strata. I just liked the strong geometric abstract feel of this natural composition.

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