Folding at Broadhaven

Pembrokeshire, SW Wales

One of The Geological Society's 100 Great Geosites. Asymmetric folds in interbedded Carboniferous siltstones, shales and coal horizons are cut here by a number of northward-propagating thrusts. This classic structure has been studied in some detail (e.g. Williams and Chapman,1983) as it provides an excellent outcrop example to examine the interplay between faulting and folding during deformation

 

Lat: 51°47'11.73"N 

Long: 5° 6'14.68"W

The virtual outcrop was generated using Agisoft Photoscan  from 172 photographs acquired with a Nikon D5300. Processing, photos and text by Adam Cawood.