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Spring Cove Cliffs
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Area of Search Avon
Coordinates 51°21′26″N 2°59′32″W / 51.35736°N 2.99233°W / 51.35736; -2.99233Coordinates: 51°21′26″N 2°59′32″W / 51.35736°N 2.99233°W / 51.35736; -2.99233
Interest Geological
Area 2.0 hectares (0.020 km2; 0.0077 sq mi)
Notification 1952 (1952)

Spring Cove Cliffs is a 2.0 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest near the town of Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, notified in 1952.

The site is listed in the Geological Conservation Review, because of the stratigraphic and igneous features which are displayed. The sequence of Dinantian volcanic rocks, about 18 metres (59 ft) thick, lying to the south of the St George’s Land landmass, and also because of the submarine character of the lavas and their intimate relationship with adjacent carbonate sediments. The lava, which is pillowed in places, is believed to have been extruded upon a sloping seafloor.

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