A remarkably porky-looking stone has been discovered in Ningxia Hui Autonomous region, between Inner Mongolia, Shaanxi and Gansu provinces.
It was dug up, accidentally, by some delighted workers in the Zhongwei Beishan iron ore mine and—who knows—with the price it might fetch, they could be taking a long vacation next month.
The formation of this very special rock dates back to the Jurassic age over 100 million years ago. It was produced by a rock cycle with sedimentary, siliceous and metamorphic phases, and is coloured by natural minerals.
The Taipei Palace museum’s main feature is a world-famous porky-looking rock, which sits next to a jade cabbage. The exhibit attracts hundreds, sometimes thousands of tourists on a daily basis. See the image below…
It’s at times like these when our cultural differences show the most.
by Dan Cunningham