November 11, 2013

Monday Geology Picture: Chapman’s Peak Nonconformity, South Africa

Posted by Evelyn Mervine

Chapman's Peak Nonconformity, September 2013.

Chapman’s Peak Nonconformity, September 2013.

This week I thought I’d share a picture of my favorite nonconformity: the nonconformity between the ~550 million year old Cape Granite and the ~450 million year old Table Mountain Sandstone Group here in the Cape Town area. This famous viewpoint of this famous nonconformity is located along the Chapman’s Peak Drive. Can you spot the nonconformity? Once you’ve had a look, check out this previous post┬áin which I explain the nonconformity in detail.