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Located in Gove County, Kansas, erosion has carved these chalk pyramids from what was once the floor of a vast inland sea. Also called Monument Rocks this site is the first natural landmark chosen by the US Dept. of the Interior as a National Natural Landmark. One notable and often photographed part of Monument Rocks is what is known as the “Keyhole” or “Keyhole Arch”. Folklore has that this arch started to form many years ago after someone started shooting at the rocks and a bullet went through a thin part of the formations starting what would eventually erode to this cool arch formation. It is likely that erosion will eventually cause this arched opening to disappear dividing this section in two.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.30, ExposureTime: 10/4000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 160, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 40.20 mm, Model: DSC-R1

Uploaded on November 30, 2013

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