Weathered granite

Weathered granite

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Credit: SINCLAIR STAMMERS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Weathered granite. Rounded granite boulders near Aus, Namibia. This type of weathering is known as spheroidal weathering, a type of chemical weathering where rock masses are slowly rounded by the successive removal of concentric layers to leave a spherical boulder. Photographed in Africa.

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