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A Pliocene carbonate beach

Roman Quarry near Cala Pi, Mallorca, Spain

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The quarry floor. The holes in the left foreground were left by the removal of millstones by the Romans. The rest of the quarry has been worked by circular saw in the 20th century, leaving flat surfaces.

Sea levels

The Pliocene beach deposits formed at sea level, but are now exposed several metres above sea level. Explain this.

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