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Greensand Landforms

Greensand layer is very restricted in the Maltese islands and so landforms are not common for this layer of rock. As this type of rock is friable and not very compact, the only type of landform that can form from this rock layer are boulders which get detached from the main strata. These boulders roll down on the ground often ending up in the sea. Usually this rock turns easily into sand that is carried by wind or rainwater into the sea.

Below: Golden Bay, a sandy beach in Malta.

Goldn Bay