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Cliffs of Millook Haven

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Cliff coast
Location type: Cliff coast
Location address: UK, Millock Haven
Number of texts: 1
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Made by Dromos | Reference Geology Page
Made by Dromos | Reference Geology Page

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. The 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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