Cenote Amarillo, Sistema Zacatón

Main characteristics

Coordinates: 23.0187 N -98.1731 W
No:120        (list of all attractions)
Category:Sinkholes, Lakes, bays and streams
Address:North America, Mexico, Tamaulipas, southern part of the state, 15 km north-west from Aldama town

This rounded cenote - sinkhole belongs to the unique karst field of Sistema Zacatón. Cenote Amarillo has steep sides covered with dense vegetation and thus is hard to access and is not much investigated.

Sistema Zacatón is area with incredible characteristics unparalleled in the world. In total area contains some 20 unusual features - sinkholes, caves, springs created by deep groundwater heated by volcanic processes. Karstification processes here continue today as well - acidic groundwater continues to strip away the limestone and deposits it in unusual travertine formations.


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  1. Marcus Gary, Sistema Zacatón, research homepage. Accessed on June 27, 2010

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