Carboniferous shale layers

Carboniferous shale layers

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Caption: Carboniferous shale layers. Layers (strata) of shale have been exposed by erosion on this cliff. Each layer of the shale represents a different stage in the geological story of the Carboniferous waters (299 to 359 million years ago) where these rocks were formed. Photographed on a beach in northern Cornwall, England.

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