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W17 | Rocks

This is an excellent  introduction to the geology of Wes Cork from the Ordnance Survey Office.

GEOLOGY OF WEST CORK A geological description of West Cork and adjacent parts of Kerry to accompany the bedrock geology 1:100,000 scale map series, sheet 24, West Cork.

The primary feature of the rocks at the Mizen is the folding and erosion of Old Devonian Sandstone, which has created the dramatic cliffs. The folding created anticlines and synclines, which have eroded .  The geology diorama in the Mizen Hall has a full explanation of the geology at the Mizen. ( Ref AM10).


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