Saturday, April 5, 2014

Hanging Rock

Hanging Rock is a geological formation located north-west of Melbourne in Australia. It is a mamelon, which is a rock formation created by eruption of relatively thick or stiff lava through a narrow vent in the bedrock, which results in a small mound around the vent. Successive eruptions forms a number of layers to create these unique formations. 

Hanging Rock is also famous for being the location in the Australian novel and film, Picnic at Hanging Rock. In this story, a group of school girls mysteriously disappear while on a trip in Hanging Rock.

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