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Millook Haven

Cornwall, England

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Millook Haven

The coastal section through north Cornwall into Devon that runs to Bude and Hartland Point contains a spectacularly folded series of inter-bedded sandstones and shales originally deposited deeply under water.

Millook HavenThe cliffs at Millock Haven are a great site for getting to grips with these deformed rocks. 

The folds are recumbent and have a characteristic “chevron” kinky shape that tends to form when strongly layered rocks are buckled.

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Images (top to bottom):

  • Chevron Folding in cliffs © Smalljim (Source Wikimedia Commons) Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License
  • Millook Haven © Derek Harper (Source Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.
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