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Caption: High Rocks Lane. Characteristic patches of honeycomb weathering are well seen here. Excursion to Tunbridge Wells, May 13th 1916.
Description: It shows that the oxide of iron that cements the sand grains together and gives the rock the powers of resistance to weather is very unequally distributed, much having been abstracted by the percolation of water and other agencies more obscure. The pattern is considered to have originated by the breaking up of a damp surface into circular damp spots, thus driving the cementing material to the outside of the circle when the dry sandy interior is removed by the wind.
Copyright statement: NERC
Additional information: From the Geologists' Association Carreck Archive. The Reader Geological Photographs. 1914, 1916.
Orientation: Landscape
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Categories: Special collections/ Geologists' Association 'Carreck Archive'/ T W Reader geological photographs 1914, 1916  


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