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Siccar Point

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<b>Siccar Point</b>Posted by spencerImage © Mike Purslow
Nearest Town:Eyemouth (15km ESE)
OS Ref (GB):   NT811708 / Sheet: 67
Latitude:55° 55' 47.54" N
Longitude:   2° 18' 9.08" W

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<b>Siccar Point</b>Posted by spencer


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A hugely important place, where the father of modern geology James Hutton realised that the geological features there meant that the earth was way way older than had been thought and that prevalent religious doctrine was incorrect. The feature is known as Hutton's Unconformity, and through its correct analysis the concept of Deep Time came into being. A place to ponder. The Edinburgh Geological Society's website will explain far better than I. The geology near Pettico Wick fort a bit down the coast is similar and equally impressive. Just watch out for the cows and their consort on the way there and back... spencer Posted by spencer
16th August 2019ce
Edited 17th August 2019ce