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"La Ciudad Encantada - mushroom" Top 5 Page for this destination Cuenca Things to Do Tip by breughel

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  mushroom type rock
by breughel

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.

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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