A small rural village in China has a mysterious cliff face that is said to lay stone ‘eggs’.
Tourism chiefs in China are trying to attract visitors by claiming that a mountain lays eggs.
Officials at Gulu village, Guizhou province, claim a cliff of Gandeng Mountain has laid more than 100 eggs, reports Guizhou Metropolis News. They claim the eggs, as big as car tyres, appear in ‘sockets’ in the cliff around every two years. Yang Shengjia, director of the local tourism bureau, said: “Another mountain egg is expected to be laid soon.
“If people, like visitors, can have long enough patience, they may view the astonishing scene of the mountain laying an egg.”
Locals say each socket produces an egg every 30 years and that eggs have recently appeared in March 1999, May 2003, June 2005, March 2007 and January 2009. – ananova.com
The ‘stone eggs’ were lumps formed by calcium carbonate molecules in the deep sea around 500 million years ago during the Cambrian Period, claimed Dr. Wang Shangyan from the Bureau of Geology and Mineral Exploration and Development of Guizhou. – worldTruth
More pictures are here of the mysterious Chinese egg-laying mountain.