23 December 2011

Friday fold: a wrinkled mountain in Hermanus

Posted by Callan Bentley

While I was away in South Africa, both Brian Romans of Clastic Detritus and Evelyn Mervine of Georneys posted pictures of folds in quartzite of the Cape Fold Belt in southern South Africa. Well, I’m not going to be left out. Here’s a belated Friday fold for December 23, showing a bunch of sweet folds in a mountain just east of the coastal whale-watching town of Hermanus:

Zooming in:

And with some bedding roughly annotated: