NX0938 : Folded strata

near to Clanyard, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

Folded strata
Folded strata
Within the Silurian Gala Group greywackes there are some sections of thinly-bedded strata which show very clearly the pervasive and severe deformation experienced during the Caledonian orogeny. The cliffs here show how tight folding has resulted in detachment and faulting of these incompetent strata. Deep gullies have been eroded by streams descending from the undulating terrain above the cliffs.
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2012
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Geograph
Date Taken
Thursday, 9 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 28 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Geological interest  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 0955 3876 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:42.4625N 4:57.4599W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 0951 3876
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