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Shenxianzao(Granite pothole)

Granitepothole. This is a common geosite landscape in granite gorges. In the stream ofthe gorge, stones move from the upper reaches to the lower reaches and revolvesin the rock recession of the riverbed, driven by the flow. After a long-termabrasion, a circular hole is formed, which is called pothole. The rock wherethe pothole lies consists of Middle Jurassic (170 Ma) gneissic medium-finegrained biotite adamellite, and is named Shenxianzao for its stove shape.

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