An Iron Pan at Broughton

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Ironpan at Broughton -  remnants of a ferruginous hardpan or iron pan on the beach at Broughton Bay, Gower, South Wales, probably resulting from the decomposition of a Holocene peat layer.

The remnants of an eroding ironpan or ferruginous hardpan, exposed on the shore at Broughton Bay, Gower, South Wales. This has probably been created by the decomposition of the overlying peat layer dating from the relatively recent Holocene period. It is in the peat that you can find the stumps of trees from a submerged forest.

See the related posts:

Rusty Pebbles at Whiteford

Submerged Forest at Broughton Bay

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