"rock formation" redirects here. For the process of rock formation, see formation of rocks.
A rock formation is an isolated, scenic, or spectacular surface rock outcrop. Rock formations are usually the result of weathering and erosion sculpting the existing rock. The term 'rock formation' can also refer to specific sedimentary strata or other rock unit in stratigraphic and petrologic studies.
A rock structure can be created in any rock type or combination:
Geologists have created a number of terms to describe different rock structures in the landscape that can be formed by natural processes:
Here is a list of rock formations by continent.
Main article: Rock formations in the United States
Main article: Rock formations in Bulgaria
Main article: Rock formations in the United Kingdom
Main article: list of rock formations in New Zealand
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