November 26, 2012

Monday Geology Picture: A Dyke and a Shipwreck

Posted by Evelyn Mervine

A dyke and a shipwreck along the beach in Munster, South Africa.

This week’s geology picture is a light-colored dyke amongst some darker rocks on the beach in the little town of Munster, South Africa. You can also see some metal in the background– that’s all that remains of the Nightingale, a fishing trawler which ran aground on the beach in 1933. Most of the metal is the ship’s boiler.