Tuff volcanic rock

Tuff volcanic rock

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Credit: MARTYN F. CHILLMAID/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Tuff volcanic rock, close-up. These laminated tuffs formed from volcaniclastic sediments and date to 575 million years ago. Some of the rocks here contain some of the oldest fossils in the world, and some of the oldest rocks in the UK. They are found on Beacon Hill, Leicestershire, UK, within the upland tract known as Charnwood Forest.

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