Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Magnetic sea wall at Staithes

I visited Staithes today on a day out with the kids and was surprised to find out from a local lad that the sea defence was made up of Larvikite from Norway.  I  was impelled to test its magnetic properties and found it to have equal attraction as the Stainton basaltic andesite, i believe the ingredient that links these two different rocks along with others is either Titan augite or Titonomagnatite.

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Please feel free to correct me on any part of my blog, i would also welcome any help that can be offered in correctly identifying some of my fossil finds All the best to all Heath.