31 October 2012

A few folds from Betty’s Bay

Posted by Callan Bentley

Here are a few folds in the quartzites of the Cape Fold Belt, exposed on the mountainsides of the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens in Betty’s Bay, South Africa.

Hillside #1:

Zooming in closer:

Annotated (bedding traced out):

Hillside #2:

Zooming in on summit region:

Annotated (bedding traced out):

Zooming in on the central portion of the hill:

Annotated (bedding traced out):

The Cape Fold Belt – there it is!