Prized Rocks

The Geological Society of London announces the winners of its 2016 Calendar Competition. They show a range of well-known landscapes from around the British Isles, good examples of classical geological features.

There is columnar basalt at Staffa, formed 55million years ago, folding strata on the beach at Milhook Haven in Cornwall:

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Layers of sedimentary rocks show through the snow at Pen y Fen on the Brecon Becons, and the glaciated volcano at Glencoe is brightly lit by the winter sun:

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The cliffs at Hunstanton in Norfolk show the unconformity at the Albian / Aptian from the Early Cretaceous period, 100 million years ago, while the granite of Lundy Island forms an isolated landscape in the Bristol Channel::

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