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Pancake rocks
Nestled on New Zealand's west coast is a geological gem: the fascinating pancake rocks. But make no mistake, these are not delicious culinary specialties, but rather a unique geological formation in Paparoa National Park. 30 million years ago, during the Oligocene epoch, limestone sediments were deposited under water pressure. Over time, these deposits solidified, creating impressive strata of limestone alternating with more malleable layers. Following intense seismic activity in the region, the rocks emerged, undergoing sculptural erosion by water and wind. Today, these unique formations have become a must-see attraction, drawing the curious from all over the world.
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