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Death Valley’s moving rocks

An evening pause: The detective story that solved the mystery of the moving rocks of Death Valley.

For a century, these eerie rocks and their long, graceful trails have stumped visitors and scientists. The boulders of black dolomite appear to move on their own, sliding uphill across the playa’s flat lakebed. The trails are the only evidence the rocks move. No one has ever seen them set sail.