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#1 Bobj

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Posted 29 August 2016 - 07:23 AM

A tad windy the other day so I went around the headland and came upon this rock about 30 feet above highwater mark (20 ft tides) and some 60 to 70 feet from the water.and nestled up against a bonzai moreton bay fig.

 

The rock is completely water worn and weighs in at about 200kg Must have been a big cyclone to do that.

 

 

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Posted 29 August 2016 - 09:56 PM

A tad windy the other day so I went around the headland and came upon this rock about 30 feet above highwater mark (20 ft tides) and some 60 to 70 feet from the water.and nestled up against a bonzai moreton bay fig.

 

The rock is completely water worn and weighs in at about 200kg Must have been a big cyclone to do that.

 

 

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That looks like an interesting rock formation. Fossils?


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 07:35 PM

Cory, Bobj,

 

I thought all the sedimentary materials had washed off OZ.  I thought it was mostly tectonic plate material sub-India?????????

 

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 07:40 PM

Bobj,

 

Definitely a cool rock.

 

Probably a Hawaiian tsunami (?) from back when "heck was a pup", not a cyclone ??

 

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 08:20 PM

Thought I had replied earlier to Cory's question...

 

It is basal granite.

 

Odd thing, Phone, 13 km away from my place is a saltwater creek that has freshwater fossil crayfish that are about 10,000 years old, (Thalassina anomala)





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Posted 10 January 2017 - 09:36 PM

Bobj,

 

Maybe? a devil's marble.

 

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Just kidding.  More likely from "The Flood".  I've always been fascinated by the geology of Australia.  Seems it should be so "easy" and yet you've a lot of the "unexplained"

 

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 06:06 PM

The Devil's Marbles is Karlu Karlu in the local Aboriginal dialect. Seen it many times and still wonder at the grandeur of it.





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Posted 11 January 2017 - 06:39 PM

Err so devil is karlu (why not karlus as its devils?) and marbles is karlu ,i can see why they didnt invent much?!? Except pointy sticks and bent ones they couldnt throw away

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 05:54 PM

Err so devil is karlu (why not karlus as its devils?) and marbles is karlu ,i can see why they didnt invent much?!? Except pointy sticks and bent ones they couldnt throw away

And they managed to live for over 40,000 years like that...





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Posted 13 January 2017 - 12:18 PM

And they managed to live for over 40,000 years like that...


Perhaps because of that ?

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