Clarach Bay just north of Aberystwyth is a 1st class exposure of Silurian rocks on the seashore. The rocks are mudstones, grits and sandstones deposited on a deep sea floor, 428-443 million years ago. The rocks are folded and faulted and contain some fossils mainly rather amorphous corals. PHOTO: Clarach Bay footbridge.
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