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Landform of the region

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Introduction

Landform of the region The geology of the long Mynd has changed dramatically over the last 920 million years ago. 920 million years ago the long Mynd was full of volcanoes, when the volcanoes had died off and were no longer active, they were formed into mountains. The surrounded sea was full of deposited sediment which had came off the eroding mountains near by. The wrekin is the remains of the ancient volcanoes. ...read more.

Middle

By 870 million years the mountains were at the bottom of the sea this is referred to as pre-Cambrian. Between the years of 830-790 million years there was a lot of deposition, which was taking place under sea. The remains of the mountains had, had the water squeezed out leaving behind hard rocks such as sandstone, conglomerates and shales. This picture shows further eroding in the mountains and sandstone and other forms of rocks starting to develop at the bottom on the bottom of the sea. ...read more.

Conclusion

The mountains have now formed into two little stumps after a long period of eroding This picture shows the mountains that have eroded even more to two little stumps, next to the dry land, which were made from the sediments of the mountains. To the west of the west of the Wrekin the sedimentary couldn't be bent anymore and broke this is now called the church stretton rift valley. The Wrekin has weathered down even more to two little faults, the rift valley dropped and the other was worn away. ...read more.

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