Title: Synclinal fold at Fomm-ir-Rih, Malta. The Syncline is filled with Quaternary Beds containing elephant bones

Creator: John Henry Cooke

Description: Photo of a syncline – a fold in rock where the youngest strata (layers) are in the centre – at Fomm ir-Rih, on the west coast of Malta.

This image accompanied a paper by Cooke read at the Geological Society on 21st November 1894. It was published without the photos as, ‘The Pleistocene Beds of the Maltese Islands’, Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society, vol.51 (1895), pp49-50.

Date: [1893-1894]

Format: Black and white albumen photograph

Archive reference: LDGSL/936/1

Image reference: 05-31

Recommended print size: Up to 10 x 8 inches (25 x 14cm)

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