November 11, 2013
Monday Geology Picture: Chapman’s Peak Nonconformity, South Africa
Posted by Evelyn Mervine
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 in which I explain the nonconformity in detail.
Thanks for the great article on the Chapman’s Peak Nonconformity in South Africa. I am not a geologist, but have always enjoyed learning about different geological formations.
When I first saw your picture, I thought it was of the California Central Coast area of Big Sur. It looks very similar, but I have no idea if the composition is the same.
Thanks for your posting.
Los Angeles, CA
I’m so glad you like my blog posts on Chapman’s Peak. Several visitors have told me that the Cape Town coast resembles the California coast. I’m not sure if the geologies of the two places are similar– I’ll have to look into it!