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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