THE MYSTERY AND MAGIC OF THE SAILING STONES Also referred to as sliding rocks or moving rocks, are a geological puzzling phenomenon found in California, Death Valley. These rocks, some as heavy as 300 Kilograms, are mysteriously transported across a virtually flat desert plain without human or animal intervention, leaving erratic trails in the hard mud behind them, some hundreds of yards long. They move by some mysterious force, no-one has ever seen them in motion. Death Valley, Nature Wonder, Sailing Stones, Moving Rocks, Rolls Stones, Mysteries, Places, Sliding Rocks, Nature Phenomena
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Mojave desert. Don't know that I'd call it my favorite, but I did spend an interesting 30 days here, while in the Army.
One of the most interesting mysteries of Death Valley National Park is the sliding rocks at Racetrack Playa (a playa is a dry lake bed). These rocks can be found on the floor of the playa with long trails behind them. Somehow these rocks slide across the playa, cutting a furrow in the sediment as they move.
The mystery of Death Valley's sailing stones has been solved - After decades of guessing, researchers finally caught the rocks in the act
The McMurdo Dry Valleys | A row of valleys in Antarctica. It has many interesting geological features including Lake Vida & the Onyx River. The valley's floor occasionally contains a perennially frozen lake with ice several meters thick. It is also one of the world's most extreme deserts under the ice, in the extremely salty water, live mysterious organisms. Scientists consider the Dry Valleys perhaps an important source of insights into possible extraterrestrial life.