Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Granite Shed

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_964
A granite shed is also known as a stacked stone cave. It is mainly composed of numerous granite blocks piled up haphazardly in a valley. Space remains between the granite blocks, forming caves that can sometimes extend for large distances to form underground passages. Examples include the Granite Block Cave at Tianzhushan (Heaven Pillar) in Anhui Province, the Wanren (Ten Thousand People) Cave and Pingyang Cave in Chayashan, Henan Province, and the Qixing (Seven Star) Cave at Tailaoshan in Fujian Province (Fig. 32).
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