Thursday, July 21, 2011

Formasi Batuan Yang Bertasbih III

Langit yang tujuh, bumi dan semua yang ada di dalamnya bertasbih kepada Allah. Dan tak ada suatupun melainkan bertasbih dengan memuji-Nya, tetapi kamu sekalian tidak mengerti tasbih mereka. Sesungguhnya Dia adalah Maha Penyantun lagi Maha Pengampun (QS 17:44)

Formasi Batuan adalah salah satu Karya NYA yang Luarbiasa ... Formasi batuan yg luarbiasa ini telah dipahat oleh alam melalui pelapukan dan erosi selama ratusan hingga jutaan tahun.
Ada Banyak Formasi Batuan Indah di seluruh dunia, ini cuma beberapa diantaranya. Tidak perlu menjadi ahli Geologi untuk mengaguminya .....

Monument Valley
Up to 300 meter (1000 foot) sandstone buttes and mesas make up the Monument Valley which is located on the border of Utah and Arizona. Probably the most famous example of the classic American West landscape the area has been the backdrop for numerous western movies, ranging from Stagecoach starring John Wayne to Back to the Future II. Technically it is not a valley at all, but a wide flat landscape interrupted by the crumbling rock formations. The buttes are all that is left from the sandstone layers that once covered the entire region and have vivid red tones from the iron oxide

Pancake Rock
Feeling hungry? Well, I’m so sorry but these are not edible. These unique rock formations were limestone that melts into these peculiar shapes.

Rock Formation in Matsushima Bay
If you have the chance to visit the “land of the rising sun”, include in your list Matsushima Bay and you will see many unique rock formations, one of which is the rock formation above which has a peculiar shape.

Serpent Rock
This peculiar and partially submerged rock formation is located in Willamette River, a tributary of Columbia River in Oregon, USA. It resembles a swimming serpent.

The Remarkables

In Australia, not only the Pinnacles, Karlu karlu, Twelve Apostles, Uluru, Hippo Yawn, The Wave offer a breathtaking view of a bizarre rock formation, also included in the list is the amazing rock formations called “The Remarkables”. These rock formations have been sculpted over the millennia by the wind and sand on Kangaroo Island South Australia.

Three Stooges
The Three Stooges are bizarre rock formations that can be found in Goblin Valley. They were named after the Three Stooges, who were an American vaudeville and comedy act of the early to mid -20th century best known for their numerous short subject films. Goblin Valley is located in Utah, USA.

Uluru Water Ruts (Ayers Rock)
A visit in Australia is incomplete without seeing the Ayers Rock or locally known as Uluru. Water over the centuries has carved its own unique path into Uluru making its scenery more breathtaking especially when viewed up close.

Weathered Rocks and Erosion 299 Yeliou
If Australia and Arizona, USA have “wave rocks”, Taiwan also has its own similar version of the said geological formations. The Northeast coast of Taiwan is unique and rugged and contains strange rock formations which are unusual and appealing.

interesting “Camel Rock” rock formation, this one is located in New Mexico, USA

White Desert
Situated about 45 km north of the Farafra oasis in the vast Western Desert of Egypt, the White Desert is made of oddly shaped chalk formation. In clear contrast with the yellowish brown of the surrounding desert, the White Desert is stark white reminding of an Arctic landscape. The soft chalk material, at the mercy of the elements has been contoured into amazing shapes. A few of the shapes resemble marshmallows, camels, and mushrooms. The imagination goes wild in this very remote spot.

New Mexico's Bisti Badlands, "The Camel" hoodoo

Balancing Rock
Garden of the Gods is a park that merits national stature. It features outstanding natural scenery, complex and unique geology and a historic ranch. The outstanding geologic features of the park are the ancient sedimentary beds of red, blue, purple, and white sandstones, conglomerates and limestone that were deposited horizontally, but have now been tilted vertically and faulted by the immense mountain building forces caused by the uplift of the Pikes Peak massif. Evidence of past ages; ancient seas, eroded remains of ancestral mountain ranges, alluvial fans, sandy beaches and great sand dune fields can be read in the rocks. A spectacular shear fault can be observed where the Tower of Babel contacts the Fountain Formation. The name Colorado is said to come from the color of the sandstone. There are many fossils to be seen: marine forms, plant fossils and some dinosaur fossils. Two of the most well known formations are Balanced Rock and Kissing Camels.

This unique rock formation named “Camel Rock” is located in Cappadocia, Turkey.
Tapi kok lebih mirip Siput ya .........

Elephant Rock, in Madain Saleh in Saudi Arabia

Formasi batu yg mirip tank berkaki dari film Star Wars ...

Camel Rock di sebelah utara Chad

Bungle Bungle Range

The Bungle Bungle Range is located in Purnululu National Park in western Australia. The range rises up to 578 meters (1896 feet) above sea level and consists of distinctive sandstone domes striped with alternating orange and grey bands. The banding of the domes are due to differences in clay content and porosity of the sandstone layers. The orange bands are a thin layer of iron oxide while the grey banding is cyanobacteria which grows on the layers where moisture accumulates.

Shilin Stone Forest
Shilin, which means “Stone Forest” in Chinese, is a set of karst formations in southwest China. The stones jut from the earth similar to the way a stalagmite does in a cave. These stones are thought to be 270 million years old. The area was an ocean floor and the flow of water created the majestic pinnacles. The stone forest receives over 2 million visitors a year.

Tsingy de Bemaraha
Located close to the western coast of Madagascar, the Tsingy de Bemaraha reserve is a karstic landscape of sharp limestone pinnacles called tsingy. The spectacular canyon of the Manambolo river and rolling hills cut through the tsingy creating a diverse landscape. The undisturbed forests, lakes and mangrove swamps of the national park are the habitat for rare and endangered lemurs and birds.

Chocolate Hills
The Chocolate Hills are unusual geological formations that consists of at least 1,268 individual mounds scattered throughout the interior of the island of Bohol in the Philippines. The almost symmetrical and same-sized formations range from 30 to 50 meters (98 to 164 feet) high and are covered in green grass. During the dry season the grass turns brow, hence the name. Geologists have not reached any consensus on how these giant mole hills were formed. One theory holds that the Chocolate Hills are the weathered rock formations of a kind of marine limestone on top of a impermeable layer of clay.

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