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Hexagonals on Broughton Moor Sep 1989

A quarry near Stephenson Ground worked for its unusual hexagonal-shaped pieces of rock. Geologically it is known as an ignimbrite a volcanic ash so hot it moulded and welded together, if the cooling conditions were such that it could cool slowly hexagonal columns were produced - an ideal material for local farmers building dry stone walls.
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Keywords:DSW, broughton-in-furness, columnar-rock, cumbria, dry stone walls, geology, geology, ignimbrites, quarries, stephenson ground, tuffs, volcanic ash, volcanic rocks

Hexagonals on Broughton Moor Sep 1989