The boulder-covered shore at Monmouth Beach in Lyme Regis is mostly famous for its fossils like ammonites and petrified wood. The stretch of coastline to which it belongs is a part of the designated World Heritage Site called the Jurassic Coast….but even the boulders themselves are interesting and can show intriguing designs of fractures and cracks that are in some way related to the sediment types, although I don’t know how. Here are some examples, showing first the natural fracture pattern in a close-up shot and then the picture of the boulder on which it was found, in context on the beach.
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3 Replies to “Natural Fracture Patterns in Rocks”
I’m a PhD candidate in the University of Texas at Austin. Your picture of natural fracture here is really impressive, and we just need such a picture for our academic peer reviewed publication. Is it possible for me to just use your picture in the publication, with a clear citation of your name and this webpage? Thank you!
Hello Ke. Could you please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with details of the particular picture that you wanted to use, the title of the research paper, and the name of the publication in which you wanted to use it?