Visit to Limeslade Bay

Following the general meeting of 14 April 2018 in the Bishopston Community Centre, a visit was arranged to the nearby RIGS site of Limeslade Bay, which is one of the 17 sites included in the Swansea RIGS audit.

The Limeslade Bay RIGS site, with 3 sites of interest indicated
The Limeslade Bay RIGS site, with 3 sites of interest indicated

Below are a few pictures from that visit.

Discussion of exposure #1, containing iron-stained calcite veins.
Discussion of exposure #1, containing iron-stained calcite veins.
View of exposure #2, being the main feature of the RIGS site, where haematite extraction took place.
View of exposure #2, being the main feature of the RIGS site, where haematite extraction took place.
Decorative haematite formations n exposure #2.
Decorative haematite formations n exposure #2.
More haematite in exposure #2.
More haematite in exposure #2.
Mineable quality haematite bands in exposure #2.
Mineable quality haematite bands in exposure #2.
More mineable quality haematite bands in exposure #2.
More mineable quality haematite bands in exposure #2.
Discussing the extraction of iron ore from exposure #2.
Discussing the extraction of iron ore from exposure #2.
Bands of haematite, dolomite and flecks of barite in what looks like petrified bacon.
Bands of haematite, dolomite and flecks of barite in what looks like petrified bacon.
Further contemplation of the mineralogy of exposure #2.
Further contemplation of the mineralogy of exposure #2.
Exposure #3, which is a continuation of exposure #2 on the other side of the road.
Exposure #3, which is a continuation of exposure #2 on the other side of the road.
Blocked off adit to the iron ore workings of exposure #3.
Blocked off adit to the iron ore workings of exposure #3.
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