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Dorset Coast Geology - Lulworth Cove - When the continents of Africa and Europe collided 24-1.5 million years ago the effects were far reaching causing changes in the rock formations many hundreds of miles away. The rocks at Lulworth were lifted, twisted and folded.

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.

The Wave, Arizona

a-garota-de-capa-vermelha: “The Wave, Arizona, U. Photo by Travis Burke Photography ”

Balanced Rock Arches National Park, Utah

Balanced Rock, Arches National Park, Utah ~ it may not look it from this photo, but that rock is the size of a three-story house.

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Rock Steady: The World's 10 Most Amazing Balanced Stones

El Torcal de Antequera~ nature reserve in Antequera, Spain~known for its unusual limestone formations and magnificent geology.

West Mitten - Monument Valley, Arizona

✯ West Mitten - Monument Valley, Arizona We stayed here and drove around the mittens!

A dramatic wide-eyed shield man occupies a spot high on a volcanic ridge overlooking the Galesteo River Basin near the village of Galesteo, New Mexico, a few miles from Santa Fe.  Photo by Charles Mann

Petroglyph: "A dramatic wide-eyed shield man occupies a spot high on a volcanic ridge overlooking the Galesteo River Basin near the village of Galesteo, New Mexico, a few miles from Santa Fe." (photo by Charles Mann, western, wild wild west)

Zig zag folds in rock.

Kink folds, or chevron folds. Rocks units being compressed due to stress can fold into beautiful shapes. Chevron folds specifically form when the rock unit is composed of alternating layers of relatively "tough" and relatively "weak" rock.

The Dorset and East Devon Coast has an outstanding combination of globally significant geological and geomorphological features. #World heritage

The Dorset and East Devon Coast has an outstanding combination of globally significant geological and geomorphological features.

Utah

"The Wave" - Coyote Buttes, Paria Canyon/Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness Area - Arizona/Utah border.

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