Geological Oddity: The Mysterious Musical Stones of Ringing Rocks Park in Pennsylvania

Geological Oddity: The Mysterious Musical Stones of Ringing Rocks Park in Pennsylvania

What is the sound of a rock? What’s the rock sound?

Can you imagine playing music with rocks? Have you ever heard stones ringing? Well listen to this ROCK CONCERT!

Incredible, no? Yes I find pretty amazing that such clear and bell-like tones emanate from the stones when they are struck with a hammer.

So what is the mystery behind these stones?

Singing boulders are found in different places around the world (UK: Musical Stones of Skiddaw; USA: Pennsylvania, Montana; Australia: Bell Rock Range).

The best known is probably the Ringing Rocks Park in Upper Black Eddy, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, which is 7 acres large and over 10 feet deep. It is secluded within a forest, thus adding to this mysterious sound a mystic taste.

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The exact mechanism responsible for the ringing tones remains a mystery.

But one is sure, these rocks lose their musical ability once taken away from the other stones. Just another mysterious geological oddity!

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