Pancake Rocks

'Pancake Rocks' @ Punakaiki, Southern Island, New Zealand
Pic. credit: Jan Biemond (my dad)


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skunk ape

skunk ape - Jul 20, 2007 11:56 am - Voted 10/10

Did somebody sneeze?

Cool rocks! but what is that??


Lodewijk - Jul 20, 2007 12:08 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Did somebody sneeze?

''The Pancake Rocks are limestone formations that began forming 30 million years ago, when lime-rich fragments of dead marine creatures were deposited on the seabed, then overlaid by weaker layers of soft mud and clay.
The seabed was raised above sealevel by earthquakes to form the coastal cliffs and coastline. The sea, wind and rain have since etched out the soft layers to form the unusual rock formations we see today.''
took this from the net!
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