Illustration of active processes of weathering and erosion on sedimentary cliff rocks belonging to the Kimmeridge Clay Formation

Weathering Textures (KB3)

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Textures on rocks that are weathering and slowly eroding in a cliff face. The rocks are stratified sedimentary rocks belonging to the Kimmeridge Clay Formation on Dorset’s World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Rain and groundwater percolate through the rock crevices, and run down from the cliff top, carrying dissolved minerals and fine sediment particles that coat or stain the rocks while slowly dissolving and smoothing their surfaces.

6 Replies to “Weathering Textures (KB3)”

  1. Great photos! You know how I love those colours and textures and the processes involved in their evolution. Thank you for sharing..

  2. Wonderful. KB33 is like a painting, you could make a poster from that, I would hang it on my wall.

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