Rock Around the World

WAVE ROCK–AUSTRALIA

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This rock formation is naturally shaped like an ocean wave. It’s about forty-six feet high and three hundred and sixty feet long. Wave rock is a part of Hyden rock which is a granite inselburg. An inselburg is an isolated rock hill or small mountain that is located on terrain that is gently sloping or pretty […]

Rock Around the World

THE LEGEND OF FACE ROCK IN BANDON, OR

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Legend Has It… Long ago, Chief Siskiyou  and his daughter, Princess Ewana, visited the coastal tribes along the sea. To show how well-off they were, the coastal tribes planned a great feast for the chief and his daughter. However, the coastal tribes feared that the evil ocean spirit Seatka, who lived along the coast, might […]

Geology

IGNEOUS ROCKS

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There are three main types of rock: sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic. Igneous rocks are formed from molten magma in the Earth’s mantle. Magma cools either below the surface in lines of weakness (i.e. faults, joints, bedding planes ) or above the surface to form igneous rock. Igneous rocks can be extrusive (volcanic) or intrusive (plutonic). Volcanic igneous rocks […]