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Nesscliffe Stone

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Local Name(s): Nesscliffe Stone. Example of Nesscliffe Stone
Stone Group: Sedimentary
Stone Type: Sandstone
Era:   Mesozoic
Period:   Triassic
Epoch:   Lower
Geological Sub-Divisons:

Permo-Triassic, New Red Sandstone

General Colour Description:

A red/brown colour.

Hand Specimen Description:

A fine to medium grained, hard, granular, cross-bedded sandstone which is well sorted with a rough feel. It comprises rounded grains of quartz stained red by iron oxides.

Stone Identifiers: Granular.
Reacts dilute to HCl? No