Carboniferous sandstone and shale layers

Carboniferous sandstone and shale layers

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Credit: JEREMY BISHOP/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Carboniferous sandstone and shale layers. Exposed layers (strata) of rock of Carboniferous age (299 to 359 million years old) comprising alternating layers of sandstone (the thicker layers) and shale. Photographed on a beach in northern Cornwall, England.

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