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Ayers Rock, now known as Uluru, is sedimentary rock, primarily a sandstone inselberg.
It is made up of around 50% feldspar, 25-35% quartz and up to 25% rock fragments.
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What is the color of Uluru-Ayers Rock?

The actual colour of Uluru/Ayers Rock, at close range, is an  orange-red ochre colour. In the normal light of day, from a  distance, it takes on a browner hue. Its different

What is the geological term for Ayers Rock?

Uluru (Ayers Rock) is an inselberg, literally "island mountain", an isolated remnant left after the slow erosion of an original mountain range. Uluru is also often referred to

Is Ayers rock a plateau?

No, in profile the outline is not flat so Uluru (Ayers Rock)  is not a plateau.

What animals are around Ayers Rock?

There is quite a variety of animal life found around Ayers Rock-Uluru. Uluru is a rock, and in the times after rain, when the numerous pools atop Uluru can hold water, do tiny

What is Ayers Rock What makes up Ayers Rock?

Uluru/Ayers Rock is a rock in the Northern Territory in Australia. It is made of red sandstone. It is not the largest rock in the world, being second to Australia's Mt Augustu

Why is Ayers Rock called Ayers Rock?

Ayers Rock was named by explorer William Gosse after the former Premier of South Australia, Sir Henry Ayers. On 18 July 1873, he sighted Ayers Rock, recording that, "This rock

What is the height of Uluru or Ayers Rock?

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What kind of stone are the rocks of Mount Olga and Ayers Rock made from?

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How old is Uluru or Ayers Rock?

Scientists have not been able to come to any agreement on how old  Uluru / Ayers Rock is, or how it was formed.   Traditional scientific thought is inclined towards the a

Where and what is Ayers rock?

Uluru, or Ayers Rock is a large sandstone monolith, and the world's second largest but best known monolith. It is 9 km in circumference and rises 348 metres above the desert.

What kind of landform is ayers rock?

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What do the australians call ayers rock?

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