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Over 340 million years ago the Torquay limestone was formed by the deposition (laying, down) of dead coral reef material.

About 270 million years ago it was affected, along with other rocks, by mountain-building processes (folding, faulting, earthquakes + volcanoes).

Many faults (cracks + joints) were formed which later allowed water to pass freely through the limestone.


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Title Value
Identifier ref 260
Publisher Torbay Library Services
Rights Kents Cavern
Source Torbay Library Services
Subject Torquay. Cave. Schools information pack
Type Image
Keywords schools worksheet workpack handouts interpretation geology