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Lulworth Cove - Folding of the Rocks | Geology IN

When the continents of Africa and Europe collided Ma ago the effects were far reaching causing changes in the rock formations many of miles away. The rocks at Lulworth were lifted, twisted and folded over into their present position.

Fold in the "flysch" south of Guéthary, Pays Basque, Southwestern France (Credit: @BaptisteGomb)

Fold in the "flysch" south of Guéthary, Pays Basque, SW France (Credit:

Greenland. 1,900m-high, stripy cliffs in Segelsällskarpet Fjord. The colourful layers are part of the Eleonore Bay group and are made up of alternating layers of limestones, dolomites, mud rocks and quartzites.

stripy cliffs in Segelsällskarpet Fjord. The colourful layers are part of the Eleonore Bay group and are made up of alternating layers of limestones, dolomites, mud rocks and quartzites.

An example of wind erosion in the White Desert in Egypt.

Wind erosion in the desert, White Desert / Egypt (by Urban Thaler).

Recumbent Chevron Folds  Millook Haven - Cornwell - UK. The history of deformation that has generated these spectacular folds is divided in two steps: 1) Compression 2) Tilting. Tilting could be related both to a late compression or extension.

Recumbent Chevron Folds, Millook Haven - Cornwell, UK. The history of deformation that has generated these spectacular folds is divided in two steps: Compression Tilting. Tilting could be related both to a late compression or extension.

The unfinished obelisk is the largest known ancient obelisk and is located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan (Assuan), Egypt. Archaeologists claim the pharaoh known as Hatshepsut sanctioned its construction. It is nearly one third larger than any ancient Egyptian obelisk ever erected. If finished it would have measured around 42 m (approximately 137 feet) and would have weighed nearly 1,200 tons.

The Unfinished Obelisk: Recently found in Aswan, Egypt, the obelisk was ordered by Hatshepsut in the mid BC and could have been the largest Egyptian obelisk ever erected--if it were completed. (Work at an archaeological dig in Egypt.

This boudinage structure was formed by layer-parallel (ductile) extension

This boudinage structure was formed by layer-parallel (ductile) extension

I will go here some day.  I love NM.  Cracked Eggs area of the Bisti Badlands, New Mexico

'Cracked Eggs area of the Bisti Badlands' - The Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness is a wilderness area located near Farmington in San Juan County, New Mexico. The Bisti Egg Garden is an area of unusual sedimentary formations.

Estátuas gigantes do rei Ramsés II no Templo de Luxor, Tebas, Egito

Estátuas gigantes do rei Ramsés II no Templo de Luxor, Tebas, Egito Luis Cerón

The oldest fossil records of life on earth, 3.5 billions of years old are stromatolites, formed by cyanobacteria found on the coast of australia

The oldest fossil records of life on earth, billions of years old are stromatolites, formed by cyanobacteria found on the coast of australia

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