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April 17, 2024 08:22PM
Almeida, L.C.R., Vargas Jr, E.D.A. and De Figueiredo, R.P., 2006.
Mechanical characterization of rock splitting planes in granitic rocks.
International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 43(7), pp.1139-1145.

The above paper is pertinent to pseudoarchaeological sites such as
the Montana Megaliths and Gornaya Shoria, Russia, megaliths
because it discusses the tendency of granitic rocks to split along
mutually orthogonal planes and form rectilinear blocks during
weathering. These blocks are often confused by lay persons to
be of artificial origin. This paper offers arguments that this tendency
is an inherent property of many granitic rocks that results from
the crystalline frabic inparted by emplacement and cooling of
these plutonic rocks and refutes the claims that nature is as random
as many people believe it must be.


paul H.

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Mutually orthogonal splitting planes in granitic rocks

Paul H. April 17, 2024 08:22PM

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