Egg-shaped cliff baffles scientists in China after laying stones every 30 years

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Egg-shaped cliff baffles scientists in China after laying stones every 30 years


A BIZARRE small cliff that lays egg-shaped stones every 30 years has left scientists scratching their heads.


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BIZARRE: A small cliff lays egg-shaped stones every 30 years

Locals have watched these perfectly smooth eggs incubate into hollow overhangs on the cliff and have eventually fallen to the ground.

And now Chinese geologists may have solved the mystery at Chan D Ya – which translates as the “egg-producing chill” in Mandarin.

They found that while tests showed the rock formed 500 million years ago during the Cambrian period the specific section of cliff – part of Mount Gandeng – is made of calcareous rock which is common in many regions on earth.


A small cliff in ChinaASIA WIRE


WEIRD: Locals have watched these perfectly smooth eggs incubate into hollow overhangs

Experts say the difference in time it takes for each type of rock to erode has led to the mysterious appearance of the eggs.

But this still doesn’t explain how the rocks have miraculously appeared in smooth round shapes, or how a half-a-billion-year-old geological region managed to contain the calcareous rock formation.

The cliff is just 20 metres (65ft) long and six metres (19ft) high.


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STUNNED: Scientists have been left scratching their heads

And now many villagers have taken the rocks home believing they bring luck and fortune.

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It is thought to be the reason why only 70 have been preserved as many have been lost or stolen.

The site is located in the Qiannan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Region in China’s south-western Guizhou Province.


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CHINA: The cliff is just 20 metres (65ft) long and six metres (19ft) high

This comes after another mysterious discovery that has stunned experts.

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