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  mushroom type rock
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Many rocks have a form of mushroom due to the erosion by water, frost and wind.
For the scientists: The upper part is made of dolomite, i.e. a carbonate of calcium and magnesium, which is harder than the base made of limestone containing less magnesium and consequently less resistant to erosion.

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De nombreux rochers on une forme de champignon provoqué par l'érosion par l'eau, le gel et le vent.
Pour les scientifiques: Le sommet constitué de dolomie, c'est-à-dire un carbonate de calcium et magnésium, est plus dur que la base constituée d'un calcaire contenant moins de magnésium.

Address: Ciudad Encantada

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  • Updated Feb 26, 2007
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