Extraordinary and Stunning Boulders From Around the World
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Extraordinary and Stunning Boulders From Around the World

HereÂ’s a list of intriguing and unusual boulders in the world.

Some boulders are extremely massive and too large for a person to move. Smaller boulders are usually just called rocks or stones. Here’s a list of intriguing and unusual boulders in the world.

Murphy’s Haystack – Australia

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Murphys Haystacks are intriguing rock formations in Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. Located between Streaky Bay and Port Kenny, these geological formations obtained their name from a traveler who thought that these are haystacks when he saw them from the distance.

Split Devil’s Marble – Australia

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This is one of the most intriguing boulders among the numerous Devil’s Marbles located at the Devil’s Marbles Conservation Reserve in Northern Territory, Australia. This boulder cracked by weathering. See more Devil’s Marbles below.

Boulders Beach – South Africa

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Most beaches are famous for their powdery and white sands but Boulders Beach is famous for its huge granite boulders. This sheltered beach is located in the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. This popular tourist spot is also commonly known as Boulders Bay and is part of the Table Mountain National Park.

Elephant Rocks – Australia

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Another sheltered beach similar to the Boulders Beach is the Elephant Rocks. This sheltered beach is located in Western Australia. This peculiar rock formations’ name is derived from a series of exposed rocks that when viewed from particular angles looks like a herd of elephants.

Virgin Gorda Boulders – British Virgin Islands

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These boulders are located at The Baths in Virgin Gorda, an island in the British Virgin Islands. Virgin Gorda is the 3rd most populous island of the BVI. The island was named by Columbus as "The Fat Virgin", because the island's profile on the horizon looks like a fat woman lying on her side.

Indian God Rock – USA

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Another intriguing rock formation is the Indian God Rock, a large boulder in Pennsylvania, USA. It is located in Brandon and lies along the Allegheny River. This boulder is remarkably significant for the large petroglyph on one of its sides making it a popular tourist attraction. It is composed of sandstone measuring 7 meters long, 4 meters wide and 4 meters tall.

Kyejo-am - shaking Heundeulbawi – South Korea

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Do you think this woman can move the boulder? The Kyejo-am - shaking Heundeulbawi unique boulder is located in Seoraksan National Park, South Korea. Seoraksan is the highest mountain in the Taebaek mountain range.

Granite Island Boulders – Australia

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These fantastic boulders, photographed during sunset, are located on Granite Island, South Australia. Granite Island is a small and uninhabited island famous as a tourist attraction for Little Penguins sightseeing.

The Globe – UK

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This rock formation had been included already in my article about the world’s most impressive karsts formations and world’s most spectacular balanced rock formations (link). The Sphere is an intriguing rock formation that seems to roll down anytime. Others call it “The Globe”. This spectacular karst formation is part of the Knockan Crag, a line of cliffs in Assynt, Scotland.

Moeraki Boulders – New Zealand

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This rock formation had been included in my article about rock formations of New Zealand. Aside from this peculiar boulder, there are other boulders located this rock formation called “Split Apple”.

Other Moeraki Boulders…

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More picture of Devil’s Marbles…

Devil’s Marbles

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Devil’s Marbles are locally known as Karlu Karlu. These unusual rock formations in Australia had been included in my article about the world’s most impressive rock formations.

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Rock City – USA

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These peculiar rock formations called Rock City located in Kansas, USA had been included in my article about the world’s most impressive rock formations.

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Balanced Rock – USA

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This spectacular balancing boulder called "Balanced Rock" stands in Garden of the Gods Park in Colorado, USA. This rock formation had been included in my article about the world’s most spectacular balanced rock formations (http://scienceray.com/earth-sciences/geology/worlds-most-impressive-rock-formations/).

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Here’s another view of the impressive Balanced Rock. The park, which is located in Colorado Spring, is open for the public for free.

See also

World’s Most Amazing Rock Formations

Impressively Spectacular Rock Formations by the Sea

10 Most Spectacular Natural Wonders of Australia

Impressively Fascinating Rock Formations of New Zealand

World’s Weirdest and Most Bizarre Geological Formations

World’s Most Impressive Rock Formations

World’s Most Spectacular Balanced Rock Formations

World’s Most Spectacular Natural Arches and Bridges

Unusual Rock Formations That Resemble Humans

Amazing Animal Shaped Rock Formations

Bizarre Rock Formations From Around the World

Spectacular Natural Arches and Bridges Where You Can Pass Through

World’s Most Impressive Karsts Formations

World’s Most Astounding Sea Stacks and Their Look-A-Likes

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Comments (5)

Wow, great article about natures' magical rocks. Nobert, You should write some explanation about the different material of the rocks too, sometime.

Very interesting stuff, Nobert, thanks.

Great boulders Sir Nobert.

I like the Globe! :) Nice pictures

Yes, nice pictures!

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