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  •   karlophone Like a mini devils tower type thing 3d

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nolfenator Eye encounter from one of the crystaline bands of Powerful preservation. Black canyon, curecanti space & gunnison river down below. #blackcanyon#curecanti#igneousrock#gunnisonriver 1w

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poutineandparkas Gazing out along a beach of black and white... #hawaii #beautiful #paradise #palmtrees #volcanicrock #igneousrock #nature 1w

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afandi1991 Highly eroded igneous rock that features curves at #telukcempedak, #kuantan, #malaysia. #geology #rocks 1w

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Hudson Jessica Marcuson
  •   brookewidmar @jamarcuson Emily and I turned around and went back here! So much fun! We need to make a day trip!! 2w

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holestories #DevilsTower, #Wyoming #USA

Devils Tower is one of the most #bizarre rock formations in this world.  It is a nearly perfect column that towers over the surrounding landscape.  Pretty much everything around is flat and then, out of nowhere, this crazy rock protrudes from the flat land.

What makes this site even more radical (and truly amazes me) is that the formation is a perfect, real-life example of a #tessellation!  The huge “grooves” that you see on the side of the tower are actually in a hexagonal pattern and fit perfectly into one another!

Devils Tower is definitely an igneous intrusion – meaning it was formed by #magma (or #lava). However, geologists can’t seem to figure out exactly how it was formed – a mystery that still remains today!

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.

I always compare this to #Australia's #AyersRock in the middle of the #OutBack - nothing around and then, BAM! ... a #WeirdRock in the middle of the huge country.

#USRoadTrip #RoadTrippin #WY #Tessellation #Hexagon #Limestone??? #RockClimbing #NationalPark #NationalMonument #hiking #camping #NativeAmerican #folklore #Nature #NaturePorn #RockFormation #IgneousIntrusion #IgneousRock
3w

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holestories #DevilsTower, #Wyoming #USA

Devils Tower is one of the most #bizarre rock formations in this world.  It is a nearly perfect column that towers over the surrounding landscape.  Pretty much everything around is flat and then, out of nowhere, this crazy rock protrudes from the flat land.

What makes this site even more radical (and truly amazes me) is that the formation is a perfect, real-life example of a #tessellation!  The huge “grooves” that you see on the side of the tower are actually in a hexagonal pattern and fit perfectly into one another!

Devils Tower is definitely an igneous intrusion – meaning it was formed by #magma (or #lava). However, geologists can’t seem to figure out exactly how it was formed – a mystery that still remains today!

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.

I always compare this to #Australia's #AyersRock in the middle of the #OutBack - nothing around and then, BAM! ... a #WeirdRock in the middle of the huge country.

#USRoadTrip #RoadTrippin #WY #Tessellation #Hexagon #Limestone??? #RockClimbing #NationalPark #NationalMonument #hiking #camping #NativeAmerican #folklore #Nature #NaturePorn #RockFormation #IgneousIntrusion #IgneousRock
3w

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theofficialmrshoffman Satellite view of Hawaii. The hot spot is getting hotter! Scientists think the Mauna Loa volcano is waking up! It hasn't erupted since 1984! The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory has recorded increased seismic activity on the sides and summit of Mauna Loa over the past 13 months. #KeepAnEyeOnIt #Magma #Lava #IgneousRock 3w

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mlp_lazuli Level 75 and 80? Wait, I thought the max level is 70.
#mlp #mlpfim #gameloft #cloudyquartz #igneousrock
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4w kbs_sao
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kbs_sao This is the situation right now, turn down for what. Library vibes. #silence #concentration is the order for the day #geology101 #igneousrock #magma #lava #volcanicactivity 4w

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