Quarry Woods Quarry, Cockington
GCR block / key theme: Marine Devonian
Associated SSSI: Not applicable
Geological / geomorphological features: "Lower Devonian Staddon Grit. The main worked face shows a bed of tough, red-brown, fine grained, micaceous sandstone 1.5m thick, associated above and below with thin beds of reddened slate. The sandstone is jointed and shows slickensides associated with a minor fault. The bedding dips at 55° south."
Reasons for registration as a RIGS sites: "The quarry provides a good exposure of the thickly bedded sandstone of the Staddon Grit and the thin slaty beds between. It demonstrates the sandstone lithology, together with the dip and strike of bedding. If the site was suitable cleared it should be possible to demonstrate the soil profile of the ground on which the woodland is situated and the transition from weathered to solid rock."