Spring Cove Cliffs
|Site of Special Scientific Interest|
|Area of Search||Avon|
|Area||2.0 hectares (0.020 km2; 0.0077 sq mi)|
|Natural England website|
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.
- English Nature citation sheet for the site (accessed 13 July 2006)