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Waterloo ASSI

Last updated: 5 February 2010

 

Site No ASSI 084
Area 5.5 (ha)
Declared Date 17/07/1995
Confirmed Date 13/12/1995
County Antrim
Council(s) Larne BC
Keywords Earth Science

Low cliffs and foreshore show a near complete conformable sequence, and some of the best and most accessible exposures in Ireland, of Upper Triassic and Lower Jurassic strata.
The site shows the transition between dominantly terrestrial facies of the Upper Triassic and offshore marine facies of the Lower Jurassic, and is thus of considerable importance in the study of Irish and continental palaeogeology.

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