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Geology Picture of the Week, May 6-12, 2007: Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls, Scotland
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Posted on 05/10/2007 7:57:36 AM PDT by cogitator

My personal fascination with columnar basalt, waterfalls, waterfalls that enter bodies of water, and waterfalls associated with columnar basalt all converge here in Scotland.

Kilt Rock (click for full-size):

Kilt Rock (distance) and Mealt Falls

And another one:



TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Education; Outdoors; Science
KEYWORDS: basalt; falls; ocean; scotland
I wonder if anyone has tried to take an aerial or from-the-water shot of these falls?
1 posted on 05/10/2007 7:57:41 AM PDT by cogitator
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2 posted on 05/10/2007 7:58:45 AM PDT by cogitator
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Shows the massive pressure of the earth!


3 posted on 05/10/2007 8:08:48 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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That “little” white fence right near the edge would be surprising hard to make: the rock and earth are sloping very steeply there - so footing is treacherous; and if you fall, there’s nothing to stop you from going over the edge.


4 posted on 05/10/2007 8:55:46 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: cogitator

Awesome photos. Thanks


5 posted on 05/10/2007 10:25:40 AM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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