Toome ASSI

Protected area type: Areas of Special Scientific Interest
Feature type: 
  • Earth Science
  • Londonderry
Council: Mid-Ulster
Guidance and literature: Toome ASSI

Toome ASSI contains internationally important deposits of diatomite with changes in diatom species composition recording Holocene variations in water depth of the Lough Neagh basin.

Associated organic material and geomorphological features also reflect hydrological variability within the Lough Neagh basin and climatic change within Northern Ireland. 

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