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November 11, 2013

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

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 …


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June 14, 2011

Chapman’s Peak Nonconformity

Chapman’s Peak Nonconformity, South Africa, May 2011. On my recent trip to South Africa (see also my recent posts Sevilla Rock Art Trail, The Maltese Cross, The “Peace in Africa” in Port, and Cape Peninsula in Pictures), I spent my very last day touring around Cape Town with my fiance, my future sister-in-law, and her boyfriend. One of the things that we did just before I headed to the airport …


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