Patti Coppock

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:28:46 +0000

This is a very, very large concretion in Bosnia. Concretions are formed when minerals are precipitated in the pore spaces between grains of sedimentary rock.

    The Moeraki Boulders are a big attraction, found on Koekohe Beach near Moeraki on New Zealand’s coast. The huge, gray, spherical stones formed in sediment on the sea floor 60 million years ago and were revealed by shoreline erosion. The boulders, some of which stand alone and some in clusters, can weigh several tons and measure 10 feet across.

    Fracture Control Liesegang Rings, Widemouth, Cornwall

    basaltkugel by einhorn*, via Flickr

    Oman ophiolite: pillow lavas

    Sedimentary Rock | Sedimentary rock eroded by wind and water. Photographed on Gabriola ...

    Split Apple Rock, (Kaiteriteri, S Island, NZ) is a geological rock formation in the Tasman Bay made of granite. The cleft to produce 2 sides of the 'apple' was a natural occurrence. It is unknown when this happened & the cleaving of the rock has attracted mythological explanations

    Soil creep moves the fractured rock of the Hammond Formation down slope near Marathon, Texas. Creep is faster nearer the surface. The rock is not actually bent.

    Flysch Rock Formation in Zumaia, along the Basque coast, northern Spain. Two beaches that contain a geologic treasure of millions of years of the Earth’s history. Hotspots for geologists because it has the llongest continuous rock strata in the world called a ‘flysch.” found to have formed over a period of over 100 million years by the crashing of the waves against the cliffs.

    Table Leg Rock | This astonishing natural rock formation is located off the coast of Camel Mountain Landscape in China.

    The Art of Rock Folding by Ern Mainka--Geological rock folding in sedimentary layers on beach coastline, Croajingalong National Park, Victoria, Australia. Approx 5×3 foot section shown.

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    Kink (or chevron) fold, Sot de Chera, Spain

    Gorges Of Karijini National Park, Western Australia | Neal Pritchard - Timeless Landscape Photography

    'Cracked Eggs area of the Bisti Badlands' - photo by Paul Gill (paulgillphoto), via Flckr; The Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness is a wilderness area located near Farmington in San Juan County, New Mexico. The Bisti Egg Garden is an area of unusual rock formations containing a combination of different types of sedimentary rocks with varying hardness.

    Coal Seams, they stretch on for 20 mi. Usibelli Coal Mine, Healy, AK, in the mtns of the Alaska Range

    When the continents of Africa and Europe collided 24-1.5 million years ago the effects were far reaching causing changes in the rock formations many hundreds of miles away. The rocks at Lulworth were lifted, twisted and folded over 90 into their present position. The collision of the earth's tecton...

    When one geologist stumbled across a massive mound 65 years ago, he had no idea his discovery would spark one of the world’s strangest scientific mysteries. The site in Irkutsk, Siberia was discov-ered in 1949 & is a huge convex cone w/ a funnel-shaped recess & a rounded hill in the middle, which looks a little like an eagle’s nest w/an egg nestled inside it. The origin of the Patomskiy crater has baffled scientists for decades

    Hand of nature! Excel in the area of your interest.

    El corte de la roca Sideling Hill es famoso por su impresionante pantalla geológica, dejando al descubierto las capas de rocas sedimentarias plegadas en un amplio sinclinal. Read more at

    Isoclinal folding

    Geologic Folds in the Lower Ugab valley in Namibia - photo from Wow!

    Classic textbook normal fault - with typical posing geologist

    twisted tree | Twisted Tree | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    El Capitan in Yosemite National Park (California) glows at sunset. This effect is known as alpenglow, and it commonly occurs Yosemite during the winter months. iPhone photo by Kari Cobb.

    Sedimentary layers fold dramatic-ally toward the ocean in Kejser Franz Joseph Fjord, Greenland