Crustal evolution assistance

Ooh – incoming email:

Dear 6000,
I am a geology student from the UK and I am looking for some assistance with a project on the geology of Table Mountain. Since you mentioned this subject in a post recently
[I did? Oh yes. I did. – Ed.] and you are based in Cape Town, I wondered if you might be able to help me out.
Specifically, I am looking for a photograph showing the effect of cross-cutting faults separating multiple peaks of Table Mountain Group sandstone on an eroded granite basement together with some indication of the proximity of this phenomenon to the Western Seaboard of the Cape Peninsula.
I really hope you can help.
Best regards,
Steve Green.

Woo. Toughie. You’re asking for a lot of detail in one photo there, Steve.

Fortunately, I have scoured the 6000 miles… photo archives and found the perfect image for your project, detailing everything you require.


There you are Steve, I hope it meets your needs.

  • Reflex

    Just a pity we can’t see the peaks in more detail.

  • I’m sorry, where is the mountain?

  • Henry Crun

    In the immortal words of Leslie Philips: DING DONG!

  • Henry Crun

    @ ADSL, what mountain?

  • The Jannie

    Definitely the kind of project the average student would like to be involved in . . .

  • Gary

    I can definitely see some faultlines and peaks that a student could investigate further from a few other angles…