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Palmita, Sistema Zacatón

Main characteristics

Coordinates: 22.9973 N -98.1634 W
No:113        (list of all attractions)
Values:Geology, Biology
Address:North America, Mexico, Tamaulipas, southern part of the state, 12 km north-west from Aldama town

The unique Sistema Zacatón contains also smaller features like the small sinkhole named Palmita.

Sistema Zacatón is area with incredible characteristics unparalleled in the world. In total the 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 in the 23rd June 2010

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