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The 9 Most Amazing Geological Wonders

Enchanted Well - Chapada Diamantina National Park (Brazil)

The earth never fails to impress with its beauties, curiosities and landscapes amazing. So, when we thought we had seen everything, there is always something new that will leave us in awe .

Pamukkale (Turkey)

1 -. Pamukkale (Turkey) In Turkish the name literally means Castle of Cotton and it’s easy to see why it was given that name. However, this geological wonder is also the site of the ancient city of Hierapolis and over the centuries the two have seemed to come together, almost merged into one. In fact, some of the ancient tombs in the necropolis of the city have become part of the landscape.The site itself is a series of travertines and hot springs. The travertines here have a look concentric and are almost sheer white giving the area an ethereal appearance. The hot springs precipitate calcium carbonate in the mouth and produce structures strange almost organic appearance.

Ice Towers of Mount Erebus (Antarctica)

2 – Ice Towers of Mount Erebus (Antarctica) Mt Erebus is one of the most active volcanoes on Earth. It reaches nearly 4 km above sea level and is known in the circles volcano for its lake constantly active lava, which is located in the summit crater. The gas hot volcanic Erebus does more than fuel for the lava lake. The hot gases travel through cracks and fractures in volcanic rocks surrounding the summit Erebus have created an intricate system of ice caves all over the mountain.

3 – Fly Geyser (Nevada, USA) These appear as if they were taken on another planet , or at least on the set of a movie new science fiction and very expensive. However, these images are of walking geyser that is the planet earth (Nevada, USA, to be exact). The geyser can be found in Hualapai Valley near Gerlach. This is a phenomenon rarely seen as the land on which it sits is private. Can be seen from State Road 34 but unless you have permission from the view from a distance is all you should try. Back in 1916, the owners of the place were looking for water in the hope of creating rich farmland in this desert area of the state. They came through the water , yes, and they worked well for decades. However, the drill was driven by a shaft hit the geothermal pocket of water and the result was a geyser .

Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks (New Mexico, USA)

4 -. Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks (New Mexico, USA) Kasha-Katuwe New Mexico Shop Rocks National Monument where erosion chisels rock formations formed by explosive volcanic eruptions between six and seven million years ago. While the formations are uniform in shape, varying in height from a few feet to 90 feet around the monument 4,000 hectares .

The Valley of the Moon (Argentina)

5 – The Valley of the Moon (Argentina) Ischigualasto, meaning “the place where the moon is placed” is a remote valley in Argentina . It is protected with certain geological formations left by wind erosion, stones and boulders standing amazing, they are so round that seem huge marbles. ground once fertile valley is now arid and contains many plants and fossils of animals that paleontologists come from all over the world for study. erosion for millennia unearths the fossils and other geological, such formations as a series of concretions nearly spherical. The wind, inexorable and patient, hit the local base for age. Revealed , rocks mudstone – in its original wet form, helped form seem as if the Giants were playing marbles.

Danxia Topography ( China)

6 – Danxia Topography ( China) This phenomenon is geologically unique, known as’ Danxia topography, can be seen in several places in China. This example is located in Zhangye , Gansu Province. Danxia, which means “cloud rose “is a special landform formed from stone sandstone red that has been eroded over time into a series of mountains surrounded by cliffs and many unusual curved formations rock.

7 – Enchanted Well – Chapada Diamantina National Park (Brazil) Poco Encantado , or Enchanted, is in the Chapada Diamantina National Park in Bahia state, about 400 kilometers inland from Salvador, the capital of Bahia . This giant sunken pool is 120 feet deep and the water is so transparent the rocks and ancient tree trunks are visible at the bottom. When the sun is just right, the light comes through a crevice and creates a blue reflection in water. Access to this pond is highly controlled for environmental protection of its rare ecosystem and delicate.

 

8 – The Stone Forest (China) The Shilin (Chinese for stone forest) is an impressive example of the topography karst . Its stones are made of limestone and are formed by water percolating the soil surface and erosion away everything but the pillars. It is known since the Ming Dynasty as the ‘First Wonder of the World ” .

Wulingyuan, Hunan (China)

9 – Wulingyuan, Hunan (China) The region of Hunan is full of scenery spectacular and magnificentWulingyan is one of its biggest attractions. This wonderful geological consists of over 3,000 limestone karsts. There are waterfalls and caves some of the largest limestone Asia.

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