BERNHARD EDMAIER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY BERNHARD EDMAIER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
The huge fold in the flank of the 2969 m high Dent de Morcles is an impressive witness of the collision between Africa and Europe. The layers, originally deposited on the sea floor in a horizontal position, were compressed and shifted. The darker parts developed during Tertiary period. They are younger than the greyish and yellowish limestone of the Cretaceous period.
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