Carboniferous limestone pavement

Carboniferous limestone pavement

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Credit: SINCLAIR STAMMERS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY.

Caption: Carboniferous limestone pavement, showing regular jointing consisting of clints (ridges) & grykes (clefts), typical of karst scenery. The joints in the limestone are enlarged due to solution weathering. The photograph was taken near Ballynahowan, County Clare, Ireland.

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Keywords: clint, earth science, geology, geomorphology, gryke, karst scenery, limestone pavement, rocks, sedimentary rock, solution weathering

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