Updated January 7th, 2024 at 10:01 IST
Old Rock Day: Explore 5 rock mountains from all over the world
on this old rock day, here are some of the famous old and archietectural rock from all over the world.
Old Rock Day, celebrated every year on January 7th, acknowledges the significance and beauty of rocks in our world. On this rock day in 2024, let's visit the geological wonders in the world.
Explore 5 Rock Mountains in the World:
There are several types of rock formations in the world. Some of them are,
Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland
Giant’s Causeway is recognized by UNESCO. a UNESCO Heritage Site, the rocks by the shore have fascinated people for many years. About 40,000 columns make up this rock formation, created by volcanic eruptions. These columns formed as lava gathered and cooled down. The rocks fit together like puzzle pieces, making it seem like someone built them on purpose.
Horseshoe Bend, USA
In the United States of America, Horseshoe Bend is a must-visit. The rocks are in the middle of a deep gorge coming from the Colorado River, giving it the shape of a horseshoe. The shades of the sky and the stone keep changing throughout the day.
Hoodoos, North Mexico
One of the top 10 rock formations in the world are hoodoos. Hoodoos attract thousands of tourists owing to their unique shapes and sizes. The dry desert area in North Mexico is home to some of the most interesting rock formations in the world. The rocks are made of sandstone and have been eroded over the years to form such shapes. In Hoodoos, you can find rock formations as small as 5 feet and as large as 100 feet.
Wave Rock, USA
Wave Rock is in Arizona, USA. This rock is one of the most famous rock formations in the world. It is known widely to have a very magnificent view. The place is open to just 20 tourists per day and is a great spot for hiking.
Devil's Tower, USA
Devil’s Tower is a famous rock landmark in the USA and is highly celebrated. The rock formation was the first to receive the status of a national monument. Most scientists think that the rock was formed by the cooling of lava and exposure to the atmosphere.
Old Harry Rocks, UK
Old Harry Rocks are about 60 million years old, from the Cretaceous Age. Erosion has taken away a big part of them over time. The small stump, called 'the wife,' is only visible during low tides. The two big rocks are now a UNESCO Heritage Site, made of chalk and changing their shape each year due to the waves.
Published January 7th, 2024 at 10:01 IST