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Added in: december 2012
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Uluru or Ayers Rock is a massive red rock in the middle of Australia. The rock consists of a feldspar rich marine sandstone from the Neoproterozoic. The weathered feldspar gives the rock its red color. During the Varistic orogeny (350 million years ago) the rocks were folded. Uluru is actually an outcrops of the flank of a syncline.

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Uluru is located in the center of Australia, about 300 kilometers southwest of Alice Springs.

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