Rocks at Redend Point in Studland Bay – 2

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Rock colour, pattern, and texture in Creekmoor Sand (Redend Sandstone) at Studland Bay

Pink and yellow patterned sandstone with Liesegang rings resulting from the dispersion of iron minerals dissolved in river water percolating through the rock. Photographed at Studland Bay in Dorset, England, in outcrops of Eocene-dated Redend Sandstone (Creekmoor Sand) of the Poole Formation in the Bracklesham Group. These soft sandstones in the low cliffs at the south end of the bay seem to be an irresistible  “canvas” for graffiti artists.

Rock colour, pattern, and texture in Creekmoor Sand (Redend Sandstone) at Studland Bay

Rock colour, pattern, and texture in Creekmoor Sand (Redend Sandstone) at Studland Bay

Rock colour, pattern, and texture in Creekmoor Sand (Redend Sandstone) at Studland Bay

Rock colour, pattern, and texture in Creekmoor Sand (Redend Sandstone) at Studland Bay

Rock colour, pattern, and texture in Creekmoor Sand (Redend Sandstone) at Studland Bay

6 Replies to “Rocks at Redend Point in Studland Bay – 2”

  1. These coloured rocks occur between the middle and South beaches and are best revealed at low tide. I took the pictures some years ago and can’t be sure how they look now though the ones in the cliff should still be OK.

  2. The interesting thing is that the surface is so soft that it is self renewing. Weathering smooths off the surface so that superficial carvings eventually fade and go. I took these pics in 2011 and it would be interesting to visit again to see how the same spots look now.

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