Loess - Lowland Point (S19)

Loess is sediment deposited about 20,000 -15,000 years ago , during the last Glaciation, and forming much of the land at Lowland Point.
Formed by windblown silt from the dry floor of the now Celtic and Irish Seas .
Loess an orange brown silty clay can be up to 2m deep and overlays and binds together a Raised Beach (the raised beach extends to Coverack)
During the 19th Century loess was dug out and used as casting “sand” by the foundries at Hayle.
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Location - Lowland Point is between Coverack and Porthoustock in Section / Gallery 19
Ref:
2937
Date:
2016-03-05 00:00:00.0
Location:
SW 8031 1972
Photographer:

Loess - Lowland Point (S19)

Loess is sediment deposited about 20,000 -15,000 years ago , during the last Glaciation, and forming much of the land at Lowland Point.
Formed by windblown silt from the dry floor of the now Celtic and Irish Seas .
Loess an orange brown silty clay can be up to 2m deep and overlays and binds together a Raised Beach (the raised beach extends to Coverack)
During the 19th Century loess was dug out and used as casting “sand” by the foundries at Hayle.
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Location - Lowland Point is between Coverack and Porthoustock in Section / Gallery 19
Ref:
2937
Date:
2016-03-05 00:00:00.0
Location:
SW 8031 1972
Photographer: