"Davis Rocks"

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This week at Davis: 29 April 2011

Wherever you travel in the Vestfold Hills, the quantity and variety of rocks which litter the ground are truly awe-inspiring. Apart from the black dolerite intrusions seen everywhere criss-crossing the Hills themselves, the ground is covered with glacial-borne rocks left behind by the last glaciers which retreated at the end of the last ice age. These rocks may have been transported 50 miles or 500 miles, they may have come from 50 metres or 500 metres below the surface. There are rocks of all colours, shapes and sizes – pea-sized rocks through to rocks the size of a bus, black rocks, white rocks, crystalline rocks, sedimentary rocks, rocks with coloured veins, and rocks which are honeycombed from severe weathering.

Davis Rocks
"Davis Rocks"

(Photo: Lloyd Fletcher)

Vestfold Hills
The Vestfold Hills abound with rocks

(Photo: Lloyd Fletcher)

Dolorite Intrusion
Black Dolorite intrusions burst upwards in the Vestfolds

(Photo: Lloyd Fletcher)

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