Marbles are most commonly made of glass although steel ceramic plastic or clay is sometimes used.
10 facts about the devils marbles.
Karlu karlu devils marbles conservation reserve is a protected area in the northern territory of australia located in the locality of warumungu about 105 km 65 mi south of tennant creek and 393 km 244 mi north of alice springs the nearest settlement is the small town of wauchope located 9 km 5 6 mi to the south.
The devils marbles are of great cultural and spiritual significance to.
Never heard of tennant creek.
Over millions of years the sandstone gradually eroded simultaneously releasing the.
The devils marbles conservation reserve is located 110 km south of tennant creek in the northern territory of australia.
On top of the granite a thick sedimentary layer of sandstone formed that compressed the granite under its immense weight.
In other words in the middle of nowhere.
Devils marbles karlu karlu travellers wishing to take in a truly unique natural sight should make a detour to the devils marbles northern territory the incredible granite boulders and rock formations strewn alongside the territory s stuart highway are perched at incredible angles and seemingly defy the laws of gravity.
It has been a sacred site for thousands of years known to the kaytetye aboriginal people of australia as karlu karlu and is known as such in four local languages.
They believe that the rocks are the eggs of the rainbow serpent over the decades the ceremonies and stories related to the marbles have largely been lost but the site is.
Karlu karlu or the devils marbles is a living cultural landscape and the traditional country for the warumungu kaytetye alyawarra and warlpiri people.
As the devils marbles first started to take its form magma erupted from nearby volcanos.
Karlu karlu literally translated as round boulders are a collection of gigantic rounded granite boulders many of which are precariously balanced on top of one another.
The devils marbles karlu karlu are located on the stuart highway 400km north of alice springs and 100 km south of tennant creek in the northern territory the first known reference to the name devils marbles was by john lewis in 1872 during the construction of the overland telegraph line his account reads.
The devil s marbles started life nearly 2 billion years ago as the magma cooled in the earth s crust to form the igneous rock granite.
In teresting facts how were the devils marbles formed.
Over time they then become seperate rocks.
Marbles are small ball shaped toys that have a diameter averaging 1 3 to 2 5 centimetres 0 5 to 1 inch but they can be as big as 7 6 centimetres 3 inches and as small as 0 1 of a centimetre 0 03 of an inch.
Karlu karlu the devil s marbles 23 april 2011 image credit flickr user pyo.
As the magma travels away from the volcano it reaches its final destination point it then dries up quickly becoming granite.