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Xiaotianquan(Barking-dog Stone)

Grotesque-shapedgranite rock. The rock mass is Early Cretaceous(124 Ma) porphyritic mediumgrained biotite adamellite. Joints and cracks are formed during fracturing, andthe stone is formed due to weathering, denudation and collapse. The stone getsits name from its shape which bears a strong resemblance to a dog barking intothe air.

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