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A tessellated pavement at Eaglehawk Neck, Australia, where a rock surface has been divided by fractures, producing a set of rectangular blocks. Four types of tessellated pavements are recognized: tessellated pavements formed by jointing; tessellated pavements formed by cooling contraction; tessellations formed by mud cracking and lithification; and tessellated sandstone pavements of uncertain origin. The most common type of tessellated pavement consists of relatively flat rock surfaces, typically the tops of beds of sandstones and other sedimentary rocks, that are subdivided into either more or less regular rectangles or blocks approaching rectangles by well-developed systematic orthogonal joint systems.


380 Pirates Bay Drive, EAGLEHAWK NECK TAS 7179 AU

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