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One of the most popular sites in the Australian outback, Devil’s Marbles consists of clusters of large granite boulders scattered throughout a large valley. Karlu Karlu, as the aborigines refer to this sacred place, started forming millions of years ago, when lava started hardening under a thick layer of sandstone. With the passing of time, the sandstone was washed away, which caused the granite to expand and develop cracks. Mechanical weathering played its part and gave the stone blocks their r
In Australia's Northern Territory, the Devil’s Marbles Conservation Reserve is a series of big round boulders arranged and balanced in ways that confound. Many layers of heavy sandstone caused underlying granite to crack. Eventually, the granite popped to the surface as the lighter sandstone eroded. The granite expanded, forming cracks, and eventually fell apart in big, square blocks. Wind, rain, and heat shaped the granite into the amazing round rocks known today as the Devil’s Marbles.
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