Geological formations are truly amazing creation of nature and continue to captivate people’s interest because of the splendid beauty and view they provide.
My article entitled “World’s Most Impressive Rock Formations” is by far the most widely viewed article of mine with almost 200 thousands views and still increasing.
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Sail Rock also known as Parus Rock is a natural sandstone monolith. This awesome looking rock formation that looks like the outline of a ship’s sail is located on the shore of the Black Sea in Krasnador Krai, Russia. Sail Rock has a more than 1 meter thick, 20 meters long and stands about 25 feet tall.
The markings on the rock aren’t man-made; they’re created by geological processes. This type of rock formation is called ‘orbicular granite’. Occurrences of such ‘orbicular granite is very rare. The fascinating rock formation on the above picture is located near the town of Calder in Chile. This unusual plutonic rock type is also known as ‘orbicular rock or orbiculite’. The uniqueness of this rock is due to orbicules – concentrically layered, spherical structures, probably formed through nucleation around a grain in a cooling magma chamber.
One of the most beautiful and fascinating islands in the world is Faroe Island of Denmark. A geological wonder that one can find in the island is Drangarnir, the collective name for two sea stacks between the islet Tindholmur and the island Vagar. The larger stack is named Stori Drangur and the smaller is Litli Drangur.
Examine carefully the picture of the rock formation called Stac Levenish or Stac Leibhinis. This amazingly unique sea stack is located in St. Kilda archipelago of Scotland lying 2½ km off Village Bay on Hitra. Well, I hope you were able to figure out what this rock’s appearance looks like. This 62 meters high rock formation which is part of the rim of an extinct volcano appears to have a profile of a ‘face’.