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Ringing Stones
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A child striking one of the rocks
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Theories  · Rock texture

Ringing Stones, also known as ringing rocks, sonorous rocks or lithophonic rocks, are rocks that have the property of resonating like a bell when struck.

Here is a list of known sites:

  • Ringing Rocks Park - Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Ringing Rocks Park - Lower Pottsgrove Township, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Bell Rock Range - Western Australia, Australia
  • Musical Stones of Skiddaw - Cumbria, England
  • Ringing Rocks Point of Interest - Ringing Rocks, Montana, United States
  • The Hill of the Bells (Cerro de las Campanas) - Querétaro, Mexico
  • The Ringing Stone - Tiree, Scotland
  • Singing Stones - (Immenhof Guest Farm) Omaruru Namibia

DescriptionEdit

These rocks have the anomalous property of resonating like a bell when struck.

Possible ExplanationsEdit

There are many explanations as to what the phenomenon could be. Theories include:

  • Texture of diabase rocks

TriviaEdit

  • Several early scientists became interested in the ringing rocks, however none were able to formulate a credible theory on the ringing ability of the rocks or the formation of the boulder fields.
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