Geological Strata

Geological Strata

The geological islands of the Dinosaur Court in Crystal Palace Park were a part of the larger project there that also included artificial cliffs beside the lake. The cliffs were constructed to display rock strata and formations, revealing “mountain limestone, millstone grit, ironstone and new sandstone”. According to the explanatory signboard in the park, the idea of this part was to illustrate the natural resources that had enabled the industrial revolution to take place.