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Is that supposed to be some kind of joke. Do you know what spheroidal weathering is even? It does not mean that concentric rings will form in the rock as you suggest. It simply means that the corners of the rock are attacked first because they have the most surface area. Since the corners are attacked first the rock will try to get to a sphere shape for its entire life. Eventually it will just be another small round pebble.
I would really love to see the picture that you refer to in "Modern Physical Geography." I will be looking for a copy of it I assure you. The type of concentric shells you refer to are an indication of deposition, not erosion. Deposition bands can be seen in minerals like agates which display successive periods of deposition with pauses between. A style of banding can also be seen in some sedimentary or metamorphic rocks, but not in the pattern shown in the article.

Your assertion that the people who discovered this are idiots is truly saddening. You seem to base this on the fact that these structures show a characteristic that you have seen in one picture in one book. This is truly ignorant, so please come up with some real evidence before you attack the people. I highly doubt that your "geologist" friends will find anything funny about the article, especially if you use the argument that you presented here.

Mike B

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Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 167 Jaimi 22-Apr-02 01:58
what am I doing wrong??? 82 Jaimi 22-Apr-02 01:59
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 72 Jaimi 22-Apr-02 02:04
I give up 99 Jaimi 22-Apr-02 02:05
Re: I give up 115 Don Holeman 22-Apr-02 02:26
Thanks Don 96 Jaimi 22-Apr-02 03:04
Re: I give up 107 drak1 22-Apr-02 02:32
Re: I give up 94 Jaimi 22-Apr-02 02:49
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 100 Jaimi 22-Apr-02 03:05
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Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 82 Richard Essame 22-Apr-02 04:19
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 94 Aristarchus 22-Apr-02 10:35
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 112 Mike B 22-Apr-02 18:44
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 68 Aristarchus 23-Apr-02 20:23
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 73 mephisto 22-Apr-02 05:24
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 72 Archae Solenhofen 22-Apr-02 07:19
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 114 mephisto 22-Apr-02 17:31
well said 78 konuzion 22-Apr-02 21:09
Why Phoenician's? 109 Mike B 22-Apr-02 22:50
Re: Why Phoenician's? 72 konuzion 22-Apr-02 23:36
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 83 Archae Solenhofen 23-Apr-02 03:16
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 65 mephisto 23-Apr-02 03:55
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 94 Archae Solenhofen 23-Apr-02 05:54
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 135 Mike B 23-Apr-02 17:56
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 115 Mike B 23-Apr-02 19:20
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 126 Archae Solenhofen 23-Apr-02 21:10
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 108 Mike B 24-Apr-02 23:59
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 104 KatDawg 22-Apr-02 17:32
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 83 Mike B 22-Apr-02 19:27
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 101 mephisto 22-Apr-02 21:05
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 114 Archae Solenhofen 23-Apr-02 02:42
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 111 Mike B 23-Apr-02 17:31
I agree with Mike, Archae 136 Jaimi 23-Apr-02 17:55
Re: I agree with Mike, Archae 111 Mike B 23-Apr-02 18:19
Re: I agree with Mike, Archae 115 Archae Solenhofen 23-Apr-02 22:20
Re: I agree with Mike, Archae 76 Jaimi 24-Apr-02 03:18
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 100 Archae Solenhofen 23-Apr-02 22:10
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 80 Mike B 24-Apr-02 18:53
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 87 Archae Solenhofen 24-Apr-02 19:24
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 88 Anomalies 24-Apr-02 20:29
I don't agree... 108 Jaimi 22-Apr-02 19:46
close but no cigar 83 Jaimi 22-Apr-02 19:48
Entirely natural 69 konuzion 23-Apr-02 21:02
Re: Entirely natural 108 David Campbell 25-Apr-02 21:55
Re: Entirely natural 83 konuzion 26-Apr-02 00:05
Re: Entirely natural 77 David Campbell 26-Apr-02 03:11


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