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Cave passages formed by a newly recognised type of mass movement: a gull tear (UBSS Proceedings v.24(2))

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Self,C.A., 2008. Cave passages formed by a newly recognised type of mass movement: a gull tear. UBSS Proceedings, 24(2) , pp 101-106 Download PDF.

Abstract: Sally's Rift is the most extensive landslip cave in the Great Oolite limestone of the Cotswolds. The cave was originally thought to be a simple rectilinear network, but new calculations show that it cannot have formed by mass movement in any single direction. A sequence of gulls leads almost directly into the hillside along an axis of mass movement spreading, whereby the rock masses on either side have moved in divergent directions a gull tear.

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