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Silver Surfer

Probably not a mystery and awesome natural formative reason for it... anyway.. feel free to enlighten me. We have some spheres in little old NZ it seems. :)

Just thought id highlight that some more came out of the sea in the NZ 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake. 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/96105986/november-earthquake-uncovers-dinosaur-egg-boulders-in-kaikoura

And some already known about:

http://www.moerakiboulders.com/

 

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Windowpane
6 hours ago, Silver Surfer said:

Probably not a mystery and awesome natural formative reason for it...

Many such spheres are concretions, found in sedimentary strata, as explained here and here.

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SpectateSwamp

 

 

There are a handful of other round rocks in the area.

Costa Rica is know for their spheres

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cluey

so they are just boulders..........

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odas

Any chance that those are Boccia balls for giants?

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Kismit
On Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 7:13 PM, Silver Surfer said:

Probably not a mystery and awesome natural formative reason for it... anyway.. feel free to enlighten me. We have some spheres in little old NZ it seems. :)

Just thought id highlight that some more came out of the sea in the NZ 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake. 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/96105986/november-earthquake-uncovers-dinosaur-egg-boulders-in-kaikoura

And some already known about:

http://www.moerakiboulders.com/

 

It just so happens I spent 10 years working at Moeraki with it's boulders. 

The rocks are formed around a crystal structure. They start off small and the crystals grow, gathering a crust. Forming a natural round Rock. 

You have to have the right kind of volcanic materials in the ground, so Kiakoura would fit the bill.

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Windowpane
On 8/27/2017 at 3:13 PM, Windowpane said:

Many such spheres are concretions, found in sedimentary strata, as explained here and here.

More on concretions.

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Jon the frog
On 9/11/2017 at 3:30 PM, odas said:

Any chance that those are Boccia balls for giants?

No it's the giants fossilized balls !

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odas
1 hour ago, Jon the frog said:

No it's the giants fossilized balls !

Man, this thread still on? 

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Windowpane
29 minutes ago, odas said:

Man, this thread still on? 

Well: the point was that somthing new came up about concretions, just today, and I thought it might be of some relevance to this thread.

Mistaken comments and conclusions about concretions have been appearing in all sorts of forums for years.

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Captain Risky

Extra’s from the siege of Gondor.

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