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.

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    Fracture Control Liesegang Rings, Widemouth, Cornwall

    basaltkugel by einhorn*, via Flickr

    Crystal Desert Egypt | Seven Different Types of Egyptian Desert

    Flagler Beach.....the long road home. Starfish 'walking' back to the sea

    Kronosaurus fossil. Can you even imagine what this looked like when it was swimming through the ocean?

    Lord Hanuman’s Giant Footprints throughout Asia

    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

    Huge Devonian concretions in the Ohio Shale - some of them look like the Death Star from Star Wars.

    Mammoth skull and tusks -- While installing a drainage pipe in his wheat field, a Michigan farmer was surprised to unearth a section of mammoth pelvis. A team led by University of Michigan paleontologist Daniel Fisher then excavated there and recovered 20 percent of the animal’s bones, including its skull and tusks.

    '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.