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Snapshots

  1. Dextral tear fault

    Snapshot Title: Dextral tear fault
    Taken by: Mark Vanstone

    Image: Plunging folds and a tear fault at Summerleaze Beach in Bude
    Image Owner: Mark Vanstone



    Description:

    The beds are truncated here by a dextral tear fault.



  2. Load casts and flame structures

    Snapshot Title: Load casts and flame structures
    Taken by: Mark Vanstone

    Image: Plunging folds and a tear fault at Summerleaze Beach in Bude
    Image Owner: Mark Vanstone



    Description:

    Load casts and flame structures produced by the rapid deposition of a thick layer of sandstone on top of the water-logged shale.



  3. Ripple marks

    Snapshot Title: Ripple marks
    Taken by: Mark Vanstone

    Image: Plunging folds and a tear fault at Summerleaze Beach in Bude
    Image Owner: Mark Vanstone



    Description:

    Symmetrical ripple marks on the surface of a sandstone bed show these rocks were deposited in shallow water and that the shore line was probably at right angles to the present-day shore line.