Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

June 10, 2016

Unusual stone formations in the form of spiral columns were found on the shores of Crowley Lake, California, USA. It happened after the construction of the reservoir in the upper stream of the Owens River in 1941, along the eastern shore of the lake, strange formations in the form of columns up to 6 meters high opened, connected by arches, they looked like man-made structures of ancient Greek architecture.article3122

Until 2015, this place has not been subjected to research, as these mysterious columns of natural origin, covered with soft rocks for millions of years have been hidden from people's eyes under the water column. And only thanks to the Los Angeles Department of Water Resources and Energy, which created a reservoir in this place, after which unusual formations appeared from the water. In 2015, geologists from the University of California Berkeley became interested in them and decided to conduct a serious study.columns-crowley-lake-001

Scientists in the study used a variety of modern equipment and methods, using x-ray analysis and electron microscopy, geologists were able to determine the approximate age of the columns. They also learned that they were formed as a result of melting snow, when cold water seeped down through hot volcanic ash, which was the result of a catastrophic explosion 760,000 years ago. Without going into details, the scientists explained the appearance of columns with the fact that they performed the role of convection heat pipes in which minerals gathered, thanks to which these columns could withstand the destructive force of the lake waves.columns-crowley-lake-002

According to preliminary estimates, about 5,000 such stone pillars are located on an area of ​​4000 hectares. In addition, the stone columns of Lake Crowley are divided into groups, differing in shape, size and color. Also, some formations resemble statues, stone castles, these columns all seem so mysterious and so perfect that it is even hard to believe that all these labyrinths of screw columns were created not by man, but by nature.

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  • Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA

    Mysterious Stone Columns of Crowley Lake, California, USA