Even in the area south or southeast of Wytch Farm there are problems about a migration fairway. All rights reserved. Not all places need be visited and the descriptions and photographs here can be used as an alternative to visiting. West Side; Newer Gravel: Younger Horizontal, Cross-Bedded, Sandy Gravel, Valley Fill with Chalk Pebbles (lighter-coloured gravel)] Unfortunately the Blue Slipper clay, though perfectly fine when kept absolutely dry, is incredibly unstable when damp. The exposure is not particularly impressive and gradually becoming weathered and overgrown. An insect bed occurs in the Bembridge Marls and there is a variety of mollusc shells to be found and occasional remains of turtles. Landslips By comparision with other regions Pliocene deposits, had they existed, would probably have been present on the Chalk downs, such as St. Catherine's Down, perhaps 130m or more above sea-level. Borehole Details: IOW-6-16 LOCATIONS - Sandown- Northern The Lower Greensand above has a good assemblage of marine fossils and has ferruginous sands (with chamosite or berthierine oolites partly oxidised to limonite).  These represent different facies, with the sandier parts probably being deposited close to the shore and the clay in quieter water further from the source of sediment; both are believed to be shallow-water deposits. It is possible that, at a time of relatively high sea-level, there was some Pliocene marine deposition, as the products of it are known elsewhere in the southern part of Britain (in East Anglia and at St. Erth in Cornwall), but no Isle of Wight Pliocene sediments have been discovered. STRATIGRAPHY - Gault and Upper Greensand, IOW-2-8. This article is about the clay formation. Beware of falling rocks. Both are places that are notable for dinosaur remains. Some residents had told the council they were reluctant to leave because their insurers said moving out would invalidate their insurance. IOW-1-7. The website is an unfunded, private activity, and does not represent the views of Southampton University. It presents the characters of the tertiary formations (the Eocenic period of Lyell), consisting of depositions partly derived from the sea, and containing detritus of various kinds, such as shells and plants, the bones of fish and turtles, of saurians, or animals of the lizard tribe, and also of some extinct mammalia. Sold at 3 weeks of age. Technical Report: WN/94/31. Refrigerate your Isle of Wight Blue after purchase (6 degrees if possible) and remove from the fridge an hour before eating to allow the cheese to reach room temperature. Rocken End is a promontory almost at the southern end of the Isle of Wight. A reasonable number of images and some text may be used for non-commercial, non-charged, non-online and non- published academic purposes, including field trip handouts, student projects, dissertations etc, providing the source is acknowledged. These accumulation are overlain by the brick-earth deposit, which contains here, as elsewhere, the usual disseminated fragments of angular flint. Appropriate juxtaposition of permeable strata at the right time was essential. Undoubtedly though there is no simple pattern and the details have to be established. No liability is accepted if this website is used beyond its academic purposes in attempting to determine measures of risk to life or property. These Middle Jurassic limestones were found to be more muddy and less suitable as reservoirs than in Portsdown and Henfield (Weald Basin). A major landslide in January 1994 has been well-described by Mark Davies (1994), who was at that time an Environmental Science student at Southampton University. The main part, north of Shanklin Chine, is not subject to severe erosion. Angular Flint Gravel What is obvious is that it will extend laterally along the road to the east. in sand. Release of Offers in January 2012. If, however, fracking works successfully there in the Weald, then it could probably work successfully from drilling derricks a short distance back the Atherfield cliffs. In particular, the Bembridge Limestone of the Solent Group is a prominant freshwater limestone with ancient pondsnails and there are several places like west Cowes and Gurnard where it forms a natural sea-wall. [2. Some examples of Upper Greensand fossils are shown here. Large boulder which seem to have been excavated from the site appear to be of the Upper Greensand, as would expected here. As the photograph above shows, there is not much visible at high tide.
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