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  1. Discordant coastline

    A discordant coastline occurs where bands of differing rock type run perpendicular to the coast. The differing resistance to erosion leads to the formation of headlands and bays. A hard rock type such as granite is resistant to erosion and creates a promontory whilst a softer rock type such as the clays of Bagshot Beds is easily eroded creating a bay. Part of the Dorset coastline running north from the Portland limestone of Durlston Head is a clear example of a discordant coastline. The Portland limestone is resistant to erosion; then to the north there is a bay at Swanage where the rock type is a softer greensand. North of Swanage, the chalk outcrop creates the headland which includes Old Harry Rocks. The converse of a discordant coastline is a concordant coastline.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of discordant coastline in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of discordant coastline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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