These huge boulders are on top of a huge mountain of pink granite in Elephant Rocks State Park in south east Missouri, not far from Ironton Missouri.
Imagine giant granite rocks standing end-to-end like a train of circus elephants. That’s what you’ll see at Elephant Rocks State Park. About 1.5 billion years ago, hot magma cooled forming coarsely crystalline red granite, which later weathered into huge, rounded boulders. Standing atop a granite outcrop, one of the largest elephant rocks, called Dumbo, tops the scales at a whopping 680 tons!
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