Geological Oddity: The Mystery of the Mima Mounds Solved

0

The Mima mounds are one of the strangest landscape features on Earth.

Are they Native American burial mounds? Were they caused by earthquakes or glaciers? Aliens’ constructions?

Now, scientists think they’ve discovered their mysterious formation process and it’s really surprising!

mima mound, mima mound photo, mima mound geology, mima mound mystery, mima mound geological oddity, geological oddity: mima mound, mima mound mysterious formation, how do mima mound form, gophers create , small rodents make mima mound, mima mound mima mound gophers, gophers mima mound, mysterious mima mound formation: gophers, mima mound in North AMerica, Mima mounds in Washington State. But how do they form?
Mima mounds in Washington State. But how do they form?

The Mima mounds look like weird circular hillocks measuring up to 2m (7ft) in height and 50m (160ft) in diameter. These strange features are found all around the world, but are most common in North America.

The big mystery surrounding Mima mounds is that, until now, nobody really knew how they formed.

Believe it or not, scientists suggest, in a new paper presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco, that these geological oddities are created by tiny burrowing animals, called gophers.

gophers, gopher photo, photo of gopher, gopher and mima mounts, gophers are responsible for the formation of mima mounds, Gophers make mima mounds, Plains pocket gophers are responsible for Mima mounts
Plains pocket gophers are responsible for Mima mounts

Pretty surprising, no? You bet that it takes many hundreds of years to make a Mima mound.

Follow us: Facebook and Twitter

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.