Rocks at Clogher Bay 3

Silurian rock at Clogher Bay in Dingle

View of cliffs at Clogher Bay with human figure for scaleThis is the third in a series of photographs of Silurian rocks from Clogher Bay. A brief examination of the literature indicates that the rocks in these pictures belong to the Drom Point Formation which has accumulated to a depth of 300 metres and is part of the Dunquin Group of Silurian Period strata in Ireland. The Drom Point and Croagh-marhin Formations consist of shallow-marine, fossiliferous siltstones and very fine to fine grained sandstones.

Rock colour and texture boulders and cliff in Silurian Period silt stones and sandstones from the Drompoint Formation in Dingle

Rock colour and texture with Chondrites trace fossils in Silurian Period silt stones and sandstones from the Drompoint Formation in Dingle

Rock colour and texture in Silurian Period silt stones and sandstones from the Drompoint Formation in Dingle

Rock colour and texture in Silurian Period silt stones and sandstones from the Drompoint Formation in Dingle

Rock colour and texture with preserved sand ripples in Silurian Period silt stones and sandstones from the Drompoint Formation in Dingle

Rock colour and texture in Silurian Period silt stones and sandstones from the Drompoint Formation in Dingle

Rock colour and texture in Silurian Period silt stones and sandstones from the Drompoint Formation in Dingle

Rock colour and texture in Silurian Period silt stones and sandstones from the Drompoint Formation in Dingle

Rock colour and texture in Silurian Period silt stones and sandstones from the Drompoint Formation in Dingle