Dent de Morcles, The Waadtland Alps, Switzerland
The huge fold in the flank of the 2969 m high Dent de Morcles is the most impressive witness of the collision between Africa and Europe. The rock layers, originally deposited on the sea floor in a horizontal position, were compressed and shifted. The darker parts developed during the Tertiary period and are younger than the greyish and yellowish limestone of the Cretaceous period.
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Submitted on 1 May 2016
Credit: Bernhard Edmaier (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)
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