Granite formations

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The Shepherd's fountain, prepared by Albert Gironès, only flows during rainy periods, as its source pool tends to dry up. It is also surrounded by residual blocks of stone that have become rounder with the passing of time. We find ourselves in front of a unique granite structure. The surface erosion of the Ardenya-Cadiretes massif over thousands of years has left some hard parts exposed and therefore subject to both physical and chemical weathering (decomposition) phenomena. It's these processes that start to shape these rock formations, often one on top of the other, fragmenting the rock through cracks and the most exposed edges and corners, which end up rounded off, as we can see (stone towers, dolmens and balls, etc., these are the granite macroforms).