The Valley of Balls in Kazakhstan

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Torysh, also known as the “Valley of Balls”, is located close to the town of Shetpe in Western Kazakhstan. The rounded  concretions are 120-180 million years old and their size reaches 4 m in diameter. Geologists do not have a single opinion about the processes that created these mysterious formations. The balls are believed to be concretions —a hard, compact mass formed by the precipitation of minerals. The phenomenon is not rare — examples of such concretions are found all over the globe.

Photo credit: aboutkazakhstan.com

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Photo credit: aboutkazakhstan.com

Photo credit: www.yaplakal.com

Photo credit: aboutkazakhstan.com

Photo credit: aboutkazakhstan.com

By Alexandr Babkin (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Photo credit: aboutkazakhstan.com

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