Presentation on theme: "ROCKS Árbol de Piedra - Bolivia SEDIMENTARY-Sandstone: Árbol de Piedra ("stone tree") is an isolated rock formation in the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna."— Presentation transcript:
Árbol de Piedra - Bolivia SEDIMENTARY-Sandstone: Árbol de Piedra ("stone tree") is an isolated rock formation in the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, Bolivia. Known as the "Stone Tree," it is shaped like a stunted tree, and is formed into a thin rock because of strong winds.Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National ReserveBolivia
Bárdenas Reales - Navarra - Spain SEDIMENTARY: The Bardenas Reales is a semi-desert natural region, or badlands, of some 100,000 acres in southeast Navarre (Spain). The soils are made up of clay, chalk and sandstone and have been eroded by water and wind creating surprising shapes, canyons, plateaus, tabular structures and isolated hills, called seamounts.semi-desertnatural regionbadlandsNavarreSpainclaychalksandstone
Balanced Rock, Garden of the Gods Colorado, USA SEDIMENTARY. Balanced Rock, a Fountain formation, is a combination of coarse sand, gravel, silica and hematite. It is hematite that gives the large balancing rock rock its red hue.balancing rock
Boulders - South Island - New Zealand SEDIMENTARY: The Moeraki Boulders are unusually large and spherical boulders lying along a stretch of Koekohe Beach on the wave-cut Otago coast of New Zealand. The erosion by wave action of mudstone, comprising local bedrock and landslides, frequently exposes embedded isolated boulders. These boulders are grey-colored septarian concretions, which have been exhumed from the mudstone enclosing them and concentrated on the beach by coastal erosion.OtagoNew Zealandmudstone septarian concretions
Brimham Rock - England, UK SEDIMENTARY: Brimham Rocks are balancing rock formations on Brimham Moor in North Yorkshire, England. The rocks stand at a height of nearly 30 metres in an area owned by the National Trust. There are many variations of rock formations, caused by Millstone Grit being eroded by water, glaciation and wind, most of which have achieved amazing shapes.balancing rock Brimham MoorNorth YorkshireEnglandNational TrustMillstone Grit
Bryce Canyon National Park - Utah, USA Sedimentary: Bryce is distinctive due to geological structures called hoodoos, formed by frost weathering and stream erosion of the river and lake bed sedimentary rocks.hoodoosfrost weatheringsedimentary rocks
Delicate Arch - Utah, USA SEDIMENTARY: Delicate Arch is formed of Entrada Sandstone.  The original sandstone fin was gradually worn away by weathering and erosion, leaving the arch.Entrada Sandstone 
Pinnacles desert - Nambung National Park - Western Australia SEDIMENTARY: The raw material for the limestone of the Pinnacles came from seashells in an earlier epoch rich in marine life. These shells were broken down into lime rich sands which were blown inland to form high mobile dunes.
Devils Tower - Wyoming, USA IGNEOUS-Columnar Basalt: Devils Tower is an igneous intrusion in the Black Hills of northeastern Wyoming. It rises dramatically 1,267 feet (386 m) above the surrounding terrain and the summit is 5,114 feet (1,559 m) above sea level.igneousintrusionBlack HillsWyoming
Geiser Black Rock Desert - Nevada, USA Igneous: The Black Rock Desert is a semi-arid region (in the Great Basin shrub steppe eco-region), of lava beds and playa, or alkali flats. Fly Geyser is not an entirely natural phenomenon; it was accidentally created by well drilling  in 1964 exploring for sources of geothermal energyGreat Basin shrub steppeplayaalkali flats 
Goreme Valley Fairy Chimneys - Turkey IGNEOUS-Volcanic: Göreme [ ˈɟ ø ɾ eme] is located among the "fairy chimney" rock formations in a historical region of Turkey.
James Bond Island - Thailand SEDIMENTARY. Ko Tapu is a limestone rock about 20 metres (66 ft) tall with the diameter increasing from about 4 metres (13 ft) near the water level to about 8 metres (26 ft) at the top.
Karlu Karlu or Devil's Marbles - Northern Territory - Australia IGNEOUS. The Devils Marbles are large granitic boulders that form the exposed top layer of an extensive and mostly underground granite formation. The natural processes of weathering and erosion have created the various shapes of the boulders.
Krishna's Butterball - India Igneous. Krishna’s Butterball is enormous; a granite, glacial erratic.
Landscape Arch - Utah, USA Sedimentary-Sandstone. The Natural Arch and Bridge Society (NABS) considers the Landscape Arch to be the longest natural arch in the world,
Los Roques - Tenerife Igneous-Volcanic? Tenerife is the largest and most populous island of the seven Canary Islands Canary Islands
Maltese Cross Rock - South Africa Sedimentary-Sandstone. The Cederberg mountains are noted for dramatic rock formations and San rock art.rock formationsSanrock art
Montserrat - Catalonia Sedimentary. Montserrat is a multi-peaked mountain located near the city of Barcelona, in Catalonia, Spain. The mountain is composed of strikingly pink conglomerate.mountainBarcelonaCataloniaSpain pinkconglomerate
Mushroom Rock - Kansas, USA Sedimentary. Mushroom Rock State Park, located in the Smoky Hills region of north-central Kansas, is noted for its mushroom rock formations. They are hoodoos formed through a process of nonuniform erosion and weathering in which a hard mass of Dakota Sandstone capstone resisted erosion while the underlying softer stone weathered away, forming a "mushroom" shape.Smoky Hills Kansasmushroom rockformationshoodoosDakota Sandstone
Nanya Rock - Taiwan, China Sedimentary. Nanya Rockwas formed through the weathering of the sandstone that lines the shore. The oxidation of iron ore within the striations of the stone has given it a beautiful striped pattern. (Cross-Bedded Sandstone)
Palo Duro Canyon - Texas, USA Sedimentary. Palo Duro Canyon is a canyon system of the Caprock Escarpment located in the Texas Panhandle near the city of Amarillo, Texas, As the second largest canyon in the United States, it is roughly 60 mi long and has an average width of 6 mi, reaches a width of 20 mi at places. Its depth is around 820 ft, but in some locations it can increase up to 997 ft.canyonCaprock EscarpmentTexas PanhandleAmarillo, TexasUnited States
Perce Rock - Canada Sedimentary Rock. Percé Rock is part of the range of cliffs, bays and hills on the SW side of Mal Bay, which are formed of reddish-gold limestone and shale.Mal Baylimestoneshale
Piedra movediza del Tandil - Argentina Igneous-Granite. Piedra Movediza (shifting stone) was a stone located in Tandil, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. Its weight was about 300 tons. It fell and broke on 29 February The rock actually slowly tettered.Tandil Buenos Aires ProvinceArgentina
Port Campbell - Australia Sedimentary-Limestone. The Port Campbell National Park is a protected national park in Victoria, Australia, 190 kilometres south-west of Melbourne; featuring an array of sheer cliffs overlooking offshore islets, rock stacks, gorges, arches, and blow-holesMelbourne
Prekestolen - Norway Igneous-Granite. Preikestolen or Prekestolen, also known by the English translations of Preacher's Pulpit or Pulpit Rock, is a steep and massive cliff 604 metres (1982 feet) above Lysefjorden, opposite the Kjerag plateau, in Forsand, Ryfylke, Norway. The top of the cliff is approximately 25 by 25 metres (82 by 82 feet), almost flat, and is a famous tourist attraction in Norway. The rock and deep fjord were molded by glaciers.EnglishcliffLysefjordenKjeragplateauForsand RyfylkeNorway
The Cheesewring - UK Igneous. The Cheesewring is a natural geological formation, a rock outcrop of granite slabs formed by weathering.rockweathering
Spider Rock, Chelly Canyon - Arizona, USA Sedimentary-Sandstone. These canyons were cut by streams with headwaters in the Chuska mountains just to the east of the monument. It is located in northeastern Arizona. Chuska mountains Arizona
The Externsteine - Germany Sedimentary. The geological formation consists of a hard, erosion-resistant sandstone, laid down during the early Cretaceous era about 120 million years ago, near the edge of a large shallow sea that covered large parts of Northern Europe at the time. About 70 million years ago, these originally horizontal layers were folded to an almost vertical position; this was followed by various forms of weathering.erosionCretaceousfoldedweathering
The Giant's Causeway - Northern Ireland, UK Igneous. The Giant's Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption.basalt columnsvolcanic
The Wave - Arizona, USA Sedimentary. “The Wave” consists of intersecting U-shaped troughs that have been eroded into Navajo Sandstone of Jurassic age. The two major troughs, which comprise this rock formation, are 62 feet (19 m) wide by 118 feet (36 m) long and 7 feet (2 m) wide by 52 feet (16 m) long.Navajo SandstoneJurassic
Torcal de Antequera - Andalusia Sedimentary-Limestone. The Jurassic age limestone is about 150 million years old and was laid down in a marine corridor between the present Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. The area is karst terrain, including caves, and, many joints and faults.
Uluru, Ayers Rock - Australia Sedimentary. The area around the formation is home to a plethora of springs, waterholes, rock caves, and ancient paintings. The sandstone formation stands 348 m (1,142 ft) high, rising 863 m (2,831 ft) above sea level with most of its bulk lying underground, and has a total circumference of 9.4 km (5.8 mi). waterholesancient paintings
Wadi Rum - Jordania Wadi Rum (The Valley of the Moon) is a valley cut into the sandstone and granite rock in southern Jordan 60 km (37 mi) to the east of Aqaba; it is the largest wadi in Jordan.JordanAqabawadi Both Igneous and Sedimentary.
Wave Rock - Western Australia Igneous. Hyden Rock, of which Wave Rock is part, consists of 2.63 billion year-old biotite feldspar granite. Hyden Rock is a granite inselberg, which consists of three domes.biotitefeldspar graniteinselberg