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Purnululu County II

Purnululu County II MR31462

Situated in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, the Bungle Bungle Range is the landform that is the significant component of the Purnululu National Park. The distinctive beehive-shaped towers are made up of sandstones and conglomerates (rocks composed mainly of pebbles and boulders and cemented together by more delicate material). These sedimentary formations were deposited into the Red Basin 375 to 350 million years ago when active faults were altering the landscape. The combined effects of wind from the Tanami Desert and rainfall over millions of years shaped the domes. Weathering also helped create this marvel. Water seeps into the rock, and at night it expands as it gets colder. This makes small cracks that eventually wears out the stone.
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Situated in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, the Bungle Bungle Range is the landform that is the significant component of the Purnululu National Park. The distinctive beehive-shaped towers are made up of sandstones and conglomerates (rocks composed mainly of pebbles and boulders and cemented together by more delicate material). These sedimentary formations were deposited into the Red Basin 375 to 350 million years ago when active faults were altering the landscape. The combined effects of wind from the Tanami Desert and rainfall over millions of years shaped the domes. Weathering also helped create this marvel. Water seeps into the rock, and at night it expands as it gets colder. This makes small cracks that eventually wears out the stone.