1 March 2019
Friday fold: Gold Harbour, South Georgia
Posted by Callan Bentley
Here’s a fold that rolled in a few weeks back, from reader Saranne Cessford, who writes:
Here’s my fold: Gold Harbour, South Georgia Island. Opposing recumbent fold noses frame the hanging glacier at Gold Harbour. Rocks are volcaniclastic turbidites of the early Cretaceous Cumberland Bay formation. The white dots along the shoreline are King penguins.
Let’s zoom in on the two “noses”…
Great looking rocks! The glacier and penguins ain’t bad either!
Please help me understand how you get opposing recumbent folding above seemingly unfolded layers below?
It boggles the mind, doesn’t it…?