September 15, 2014
Monday Geology Picture(s): Cross-Bedding in Ceres, South Africa
Posted by Evelyn Mervine
Soon, I’ll continue with sharing more pictures from my geological wanderings in Mauritius earlier this year. However, for this week’s “Monday Geology Picture” I want to share some pictures from my recent visit to the little town of Ceres in the Western Cape of South Africa. Last Friday, I went to Ceres for the day with my husband and two friends visiting from America. Ceres is about an hour and a half north of Cape Town by car and is located in a geologic feature known as the Cape Fold Belt. In the Cape Fold Belt, sandstones and other sedimentary rocks have been extensively uplifted and folded. However, there are still many places where you can glimpse some primary sedimentary structures, such as the sandstone cross-bedding shown in the picture above. I posed with this cross-bedding when I was on a zipline adventure at Ceres Zip Slide Tours. If you like beautiful views of sedimentary rocks and aren’t afraid of heights, I highly recommend ziplining in Ceres. We had a great time!
Here are some more pictures from our ziplining adventure in Ceres:
What a fun day and a fun way to see some geology!