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Whale Rocks

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Hidden : 10/27/2008
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A unique rock feature located in the Durant Nature Park. Accessible by both the paved Greenway Trail or the Perimeter Trail. ***** Handicap Accessible if paved Greenway Trail is used *****

At the above coordinates you will find the aptly named Whale Rock. This rock is a large chunk of what appears to be a granite type rock. This is evident by the non-layered appearance and smooth texture of the rock. Granite is a form of igneous rock, a rock that was formed by the cooling of magma (a.k.a. lava). Obviously there have not been any volcanoes in the North Carolina area for millions of years. This large rock was more than likely deposited by a glacier hundreds of thousands of years ago. Eventually the stream at this location unearthed this rock and through the years eroded the rock into it's now whale like shape. You will notice a crevice in the rock formation, according to park officials as recent as 10 years ago, water flowed through this crevice in the middle of the rock. Increased storm water from development has cut a new channel around the rock. To receive credit for the find, answer the following questions. 1) What direction does the stream flow. 2) Approximately how long is the whale rock? If you do not receive an email reply from me, take credit for the find. If you are incorrect I will email and inform you so! Happy caching and enjoy the earth!!

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