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== Locality 2 Point of Buckquoy (HY 247 283) to Broch of Birsay (HY 240 285) ==
 
== Locality 2 Point of Buckquoy (HY 247 283) to Broch of Birsay (HY 240 285) ==
On the north shore of the [http://binged.it/1NQmbmr Point of Buckquoy] there is a continuous section from east to west (beds dip at 20<sup>°</sup> to WNW) from the highest beds of the Lower Stromness Flags through the Sandwick Fish Bed (HY247283) into the overlying "Hoy Cycles". The Sandwick Fish Bed contains two leaves of the deep-water 'laminate' facies within the cycle, indicating a temporary regression of the water in the extensive lake in the north-western corner of Orkney Mainland.
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On the north shore of the Point of Buckquoy (Fig. 5) there is a continuous section from east to west (beds dip at 20<sup>°</sup> to WNW) from the highest beds of the Lower Stromness Flags through the Sandwick Fish Bed (HY247283) into the overlying "Hoy Cycles". The Sandwick Fish Bed contains two leaves of the deep-water 'laminate' facies within the cycle, indicating a temporary regression of the water in the extensive lake in the north-western corner of Orkney Mainland.
  
 
The lowermost deepwater rhythmite unit contains the thin calcium carbonate rich horizon, near the base, seen in the sections to the south. The main fish bearing horizon is also present approximately 2.5m above
 
The lowermost deepwater rhythmite unit contains the thin calcium carbonate rich horizon, near the base, seen in the sections to the south. The main fish bearing horizon is also present approximately 2.5m above

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