L6738 : Rocky road

taken 5 years ago, near to Malivey, Galway, Ireland

Rocky road
Rocky road
The last stretch of the dead-end road from Murvey ascends steeply through a couple of hairpin bends while making a detour around a major rock outcrop before running at the foot of a major rock slab. This is eroded along a major joint or minor fault. Granite tends to exhibit these linear features which arise during cooling of the crystallised mass while still deeply buried. The incipient cracks develop during the removal of the constraining overburden during the subsequent millions of years of erosion before the light of day is finally reached.
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L6738   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Thursday, 30 July, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 7 October, 2015
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Roads, Road transport  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Primary Subject of Photo
Rock 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! L 6747 3892 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:23.0423N 9:59.5510W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! L 6745 3893
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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