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One of the most amazing images of a dyke you are ever likely to see. This one is exposed in a road cutting on La Gomera,Spain's Canary Islands, high up on the "cumbre" above Vallehermoso. The dyke has been intruded into red layered volcanic ashes and as it has melted its way towards the surface (which must have been much higher than the eroded surface we see today) it has simply gobbled up the ash layers, leaving an incredibly clean contact on either side.

The dyke is made of basalt and it is about 10m wide. The stone wall marks the edge of the roadway.


Copyright: Miltos Andreadis

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