The island of Møn lies just off of Zealand, in the southeast corner of Denmark. Its big attraction is the 122m (400-ft.) Møns Klint, 6km (3 3/4 miles) of white chalky cliffs that rise dramatically from the Baltic Sea. Møns Klint was formed by the Baltic, and made up of ice-transported chalk masses and glacial deposits. The chalk was formed from calcareous ooze 75 million years ago. The ooze enclosed shells of marine animals that are now fossils. The glacial deposits date from a million years ago. They originated partly as boulder clay deposited by inland ice and partly as bedded clay and sand containing marine mussels. The boulders on the beach have dropped from the cliff and have been rounded by wave erosion.
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