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And in an even more extreme way we can reposition the karst landscapes of the Madre
de Dios Islands (south-west Chile) next to those of Sumatra, on opposite sides of
Karst Towers near Phuket, Thailand Peninsula, copyright Cameron Dart.
The Formation of Coal Beds
The following diagrams show the sequence of crustal stretching during the Earth’s
growth. The crustal layers are not accurate to scale.
THE EVOLUTION OF THE EARTH’S CRUST