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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? 215 Jaimi 22-Apr-02 01:58
what am I doing wrong??? 122 Jaimi 22-Apr-02 01:59
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 111 Jaimi 22-Apr-02 02:04
I give up 140 Jaimi 22-Apr-02 02:05
Re: I give up 159 Don Holeman 22-Apr-02 02:26
Thanks Don 136 Jaimi 22-Apr-02 03:04
Re: I give up 148 drak1 22-Apr-02 02:32
Re: I give up 134 Jaimi 22-Apr-02 02:49
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 148 Jaimi 22-Apr-02 03:05
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Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 126 Richard Essame 22-Apr-02 04:19
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 135 Aristarchus 22-Apr-02 10:35
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 153 Mike B 22-Apr-02 18:44
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 111 Aristarchus 23-Apr-02 20:23
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 119 mephisto 22-Apr-02 05:24
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 115 Archae Solenhofen 22-Apr-02 07:19
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 156 mephisto 22-Apr-02 17:31
well said 123 konuzion 22-Apr-02 21:09
Why Phoenician's? 151 Mike B 22-Apr-02 22:50
Re: Why Phoenician's? 112 konuzion 22-Apr-02 23:36
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 128 Archae Solenhofen 23-Apr-02 03:16
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 104 mephisto 23-Apr-02 03:55
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 138 Archae Solenhofen 23-Apr-02 05:54
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 176 Mike B 23-Apr-02 17:56
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 159 Mike B 23-Apr-02 19:20
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 177 Archae Solenhofen 23-Apr-02 21:10
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 153 Mike B 24-Apr-02 23:59
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 157 KatDawg 22-Apr-02 17:32
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 120 Mike B 22-Apr-02 19:27
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 141 mephisto 22-Apr-02 21:05
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 157 Archae Solenhofen 23-Apr-02 02:42
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 151 Mike B 23-Apr-02 17:31
I agree with Mike, Archae 183 Jaimi 23-Apr-02 17:55
Re: I agree with Mike, Archae 149 Mike B 23-Apr-02 18:19
Re: I agree with Mike, Archae 159 Archae Solenhofen 23-Apr-02 22:20
Re: I agree with Mike, Archae 118 Jaimi 24-Apr-02 03:18
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 145 Archae Solenhofen 23-Apr-02 22:10
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 120 Mike B 24-Apr-02 18:53
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 131 Archae Solenhofen 24-Apr-02 19:24
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 128 Anomalies 24-Apr-02 20:29
I don't agree... 149 Jaimi 22-Apr-02 19:46
close but no cigar 124 Jaimi 22-Apr-02 19:48
Entirely natural 109 konuzion 23-Apr-02 21:02
Re: Entirely natural 150 David Campbell 25-Apr-02 21:55
Re: Entirely natural 128 konuzion 26-Apr-02 00:05
Re: Entirely natural 121 David Campbell 26-Apr-02 03:11


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