Details of the cliff rocks and beach boulders on the northern end of Kennack Sands on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall. These rocks belong to what is called the ophiolite complex. This is a suite of rocks formed during the obduction of rocks from the inner mantle to the earth’s surface at the point where two tectonic plates collided in Devonian times.

4 Replies to “Kennack Rocks 4”

  1. I am particularly taken by the ones with the veins (I felt they looked like lightening bolts) and the very last photo startled me, as I saw a giant face looking up at the sky. These rocks look like they would be fun to climb in or around, too. What a great spot. And your photos show me the details, it is surprising how much variety there seems to be in the rocks in this one area.

  2. Thank you, Claudia. It is a great area to explore, and full of unusual rocks because of the extraordinary way the rocks were brought to the surface and transformed through heat and pressure, and injection by other molten rocks. A very special place that I would like to visit again.

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