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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? 228 Jaimi 22-Apr-02 01:58
what am I doing wrong??? 130 Jaimi 22-Apr-02 01:59
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 121 Jaimi 22-Apr-02 02:04
I give up 149 Jaimi 22-Apr-02 02:05
Re: I give up 169 Don Holeman 22-Apr-02 02:26
Thanks Don 144 Jaimi 22-Apr-02 03:04
Re: I give up 156 drak1 22-Apr-02 02:32
Re: I give up 141 Jaimi 22-Apr-02 02:49
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 155 Jaimi 22-Apr-02 03:05
Jaimi - HTML Problem 208 Tripp 22-Apr-02 07:09
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 135 Richard Essame 22-Apr-02 04:19
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 144 Aristarchus 22-Apr-02 10:35
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 161 Mike B 22-Apr-02 18:44
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 118 Aristarchus 23-Apr-02 20:23
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 129 mephisto 22-Apr-02 05:24
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 122 Archae Solenhofen 22-Apr-02 07:19
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 164 mephisto 22-Apr-02 17:31
well said 130 konuzion 22-Apr-02 21:09
Why Phoenician's? 159 Mike B 22-Apr-02 22:50
Re: Why Phoenician's? 119 konuzion 22-Apr-02 23:36
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 142 Archae Solenhofen 23-Apr-02 03:16
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 115 mephisto 23-Apr-02 03:55
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 145 Archae Solenhofen 23-Apr-02 05:54
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 186 Mike B 23-Apr-02 17:56
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 168 Mike B 23-Apr-02 19:20
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 185 Archae Solenhofen 23-Apr-02 21:10
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 161 Mike B 24-Apr-02 23:59
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 165 KatDawg 22-Apr-02 17:32
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 129 Mike B 22-Apr-02 19:27
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 149 mephisto 22-Apr-02 21:05
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 165 Archae Solenhofen 23-Apr-02 02:42
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 159 Mike B 23-Apr-02 17:31
I agree with Mike, Archae 192 Jaimi 23-Apr-02 17:55
Re: I agree with Mike, Archae 160 Mike B 23-Apr-02 18:19
Re: I agree with Mike, Archae 168 Archae Solenhofen 23-Apr-02 22:20
Re: I agree with Mike, Archae 126 Jaimi 24-Apr-02 03:18
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 154 Archae Solenhofen 23-Apr-02 22:10
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 128 Mike B 24-Apr-02 18:53
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 138 Archae Solenhofen 24-Apr-02 19:24
Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this? 135 Anomalies 24-Apr-02 20:29
I don't agree... 156 Jaimi 22-Apr-02 19:46
close but no cigar 132 Jaimi 22-Apr-02 19:48
Entirely natural 117 konuzion 23-Apr-02 21:02
Re: Entirely natural 159 David Campbell 25-Apr-02 21:55
Re: Entirely natural 135 konuzion 26-Apr-02 00:05
Re: Entirely natural 131 David Campbell 26-Apr-02 03:11


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