Sunday, January 4, 2009

Rock!



We have been studying rocks and the ways that they influence the land. Above is a picture of one the most famous rocks in the world.

BlogWork

Research and respond to one of the following:

  • What famous rock is pictured above and what kind of rock is it?
  • What other famous object is made of rock? What type of rock is it?

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

The rock of gibraltar is made up of the mineral limestone. I found it so interesting while doing my research gibraltar that it had some history in the world war.

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redrum said...

The gibraltar is primarily made of limestone

Nitrous said...

The Rock Gibraltar is made up of limestone and another famous rock is called fairy chimneys, which is made up of the rock called tufa.

Beck said...

http://www.answer.com/topic/rock-of-gibraltar
The rock of Gibraltar is located in the southwestern part of Europe near and is the Mediterranean Sea. It sits on the Iberian Peninsula in Spain. It is made of limestone and is sedimentary. Calcite the material in limestone weathers very easily in rain water which makes many caves in the Rock of Gibraltar. It was created about 200 million years ago in the Jurassic period.

B DOG said...

I believe it is the Gibraltar rock. And it says that it is a type of limestone and it is calcite. It is located on the southwestern tip of Europe. It is also a Latin name. It is the crown property of the United Kingdom.

Twilight Apple 05 said...

It's called the rock of gibraltar, and it's made out of limestone.
Another famous rock is located in Northern Ireland, and its called 'The devil's organ pipes.' It's made out of basaltic columns of volcanic origin.

mr.nice guy said...

The Gibraltar Rock.

The Gibraltar rock also once known in Greek times as one of the pillars of Hercules is made of limestone. It is located in at the southern end of Europe with a land frontier to Spain on its northern front. It rests on top of the Atlantic and Mediterranean

Mike said...

The Rock of Gibraltar is a Sedimentary rock called Limestone which is made mostly of calcite. It is located at the spike of southwestern Europe. Now this rock is 1,396 feet tall. It is the most well known rock on the planet. The waterway that divides Gibraltar from Africa is called "The Strait of Gibraltar." If you look at this waterway from a world map, it almost looks like Gibraltar and Africa are connected. Anyways, it used to be one of the "Pillars of Hercules." Those are some facts of the rock Gibraltar.


Sources: http://gibraltar.costasur.com/
http://mineral.galleries.com/rocks/limestone.htm
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Rock_of_Gibraltar

jakehp55 said...

The Rock of Gibraltar is shown in the picture. Sometimes called the Pillar of Hercules or Calpe, the Latin name for it, is a monolithic, well, slab of limestone. Formed during the Jurassic period, 150-200 million years ago, or so. Standing tall at 1,398 ft., this sedimentary rock was used in WWII to defend shipping routes to the Mediterranean.

ChelsJ said...

The Rock Of Gibraltar is a monolithic limestone. That means that it is made up of large amounts of rock including calcium carbonate, skeletons of micro-organisims and coral. The rock is located at the Southern part of Europe facing Spains northen part.
-Chels

elilev3 said...

The Rock Gibraltar is made of limestone. It is in europe.

Evie said...

the picture is of Gibraltar and is made up of mostly limestone. it's near the Mediterranean sea in europe.

puppykid said...

the rock of gibraltar is a limestone rock making it sedimentary, which weathers easily. it also has hotels casinos and a wildlife center there.

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Dan Cunitz said...

These are great comments, everybody. Please remember to site your sources. Gibraltar does indeed have an incredible history, geologically as well as within human history. Does anyone know how limestone forms? Some of you correctly stated that it is a sedimentary rock and that it contains calcite. Does anyone know the source of the calcite?

lhowe said...

The rock of Gibraltar is located in Morocco and is made of lime stone and has lots of caves in it. It was created 200 million years ago during the Jurassic period. The limestone that Gibraltar weathers easily.

Cassie said...

Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota is made out of granite. Gutzon Borglum started carving the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt into this mountain of granite when he was 60 and he died without finishing it. His son Lincoln Borglum took over the project and it took 14 years from when Gutzon started to make Mt. Rushmore to make it look like it does today and even now it's still incomplete. Some parts of the faces were never finished when funding for the project stopped in 1941.

elilev3 said...

The rock Gibraltar was formed when the Eurasian plate collided with the African plate, 200 million years ago. Also, it has many caves inside of it, where Neanderthal settlements used to be located. These caves connect together in underground passages, called the galleries.