Meteor Shower, Pinnacles, Nambung National Park, Western Australia

Pinnacles, Western Australia

by Yifan Bai

The Pinnacles are limestone formations contained within Nambung National Park, near the town of Cervantes, Western Australia. The raw material for the limestone of the Pinnacles came from seashells in an earlier era that was rich in marine life. These shells were broken down into lime-rich sands that were blown inland to form high mobile dunes.[citation needed] However, the manner in which such raw materials formed the Pinnacles is the subject of debate and three mechanisms are proposed:

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