Dovedale looking towards Tissington Spires

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pedrocut on April 22, 2009

Tissington Spires is an example of Reef Knoll.

The limestone that forms the White Peak was laid down about 325 million years ago when the area was situated a few degrees south of the Equator and a tropical lagoon. Reefs were mostly formed from corals and became pure white limestone; they were mostly found at the fringe of the lagoon and tend to be more resistant to erosion.

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Photo taken in Dovedale National Nature Reserve, Peak District National Park, Staffordshire, UK

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  • Uploaded on January 25, 2009
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    by pedrocut
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 500
    • Taken on 2006/07/13 11:29:23
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 7.41mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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