Wordless Wednesday – The Devil’s Marbles

by Deb on October 6, 2010

Devil's Marbles

The Devil’s Marbles are fabulous rocks about 90km south of here.  Think of them as enormous crystals formed in molten rock that cooled incredibly slowly deep underground.  The edges of the crystals are weak and fracture with erosion, you can see a ‘new’ break and crack in this photo.  Then weathering rounds them, to form the marbles.

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Katz (And Other) Tales October 6, 2010 at 10:29 am

I love this! but where is “here”?
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Deb October 6, 2010 at 10:39 am

We’re in Tennant Creek, about 500km north of Alice Springs in central Australia.


And Miles To Go... October 6, 2010 at 10:44 am

gorgeous and a wonderful capture.
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AussiePomm October 6, 2010 at 11:01 am

Aren’t we lucky to have the MOST AMAZING landscape ever… A great pic you have here!

Mine is up as well at AussiePomm (View from my Office Window),

have a great WW!!
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Indrani October 6, 2010 at 11:06 am

Makes a great sight, all balancing quite well.
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caite@a lovely shore breeze October 6, 2010 at 11:10 am

I love the new break..it looks like a cut potato


Carrie October 6, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Nice! And interesting to see a new break. Happy WW!
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AVCr8teur October 6, 2010 at 1:51 pm

They have interesting shapes and I also agree they remind me of potatoes.
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JDaniel4's Mom October 6, 2010 at 9:23 pm

This is so cool! It sounds like it is an ever changing display.


Lucinda October 7, 2010 at 3:30 am

That’s very cool. I love learning this kind of stuff! Happy Wordless Wednesday!
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Nan Bannett October 7, 2010 at 5:03 am

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