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Each layer is generally one of a number of parallel layers that lie one upon another, laid down by natural forces. They may extend over hundreds of thousands of square kilometers of the Earth's surface. Strata are typically seen as bands of different colored or differently structured material exposed in cliffs, road cuts, quarries, and river banks. Individual bands may vary in thickness from a few millimeters to a kilometer or more. Each band represents a specific mode of deposition: river silt, beach sand, coal swamp, sand dune, lava bed, etc. it also is very important
Originally posted by qmantoo
Maybe, but how do you account for each 'rod' being circular and there are at least 6 spread around the end of this 'rock'. If they were formed due to the natural layers being laid down over time, you would not have circular 'rod-like' protrusions. If it is due to a sedimentary process, why dont we see more of this kind of thing there? Perhaps there are examples of this process producing circular 'rods' in rocks on Earth, so that we may compare.