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3 Stone Mushrooms of Altai

Stone Mushrooms of Altai

Posted on July 21, 2014 by team


Akkurum is a mountain area in Altai, Russia, it has interesting stone formations that resemble mushrooms according to their shape. They are usually called “kurums” and consist of rock debris. Created by the wind on the slopes and at the foothills they moving slowly down those slopes.

Stone mushrooms are formed by selective outwashing of rock formations, or scientifically speaking, by denudation. They grew like this: mushroom caps were formed by thick plates of conglomerate while the mushroom stems were formed by poorly consolidated sediment that was less resistant to disruption caused mainly by the water slowly flowing from the slopes.
The result of this process – giant figures resembling mushrooms.

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3 Responses to “Stone Mushrooms of Altai”

  1. Richard S. says:

    Hoodoo you do?

  2. Mister Twister says:

    Amazing view.

  3. AE says:

    There is the place in Serbia (Europe),called “djavolja varos” with same phenomenon (google/yahoo for images)

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