Monday, May 20, 2019

Geological and meteorological wonders

Most interesting wonders of geology and meteorology.

Ystihver and Hveravellir (Husavik) geothermal field

The northernmost geyser in Iceland and the whole world is Ystihver - the only remaining geyser in Hveravellir geothermal field. Hveravellir geothermal field There are two...

El Velo de La Novia, Pachachaca or Lady in White Falls

It seems, the unusual shape of the El Velo de La Novia Falls was noticed rather recently - in the early 2018. Now, this is...

Kashmir sapphire mines: source of the best blue sapphire

The best blue sapphire in the world was found in remote mountains of Kashmir. Were... because now the legendary Kashmir sapphire mines are exhausted...

Hunter Spring

There are two 1st magnitude springs in King's Bay - Hunter Spring and King's Spring (Tarpon Hole). Hunter spring is somewhat less impressive but nevertheless,...

Tarpon Hole (King’s Spring)

One of the best places to observe manatees is around the King's Spring (Tarpon Hole). This is a very powerful, subaquatic spring which can...

Blue Nile Falls – Tis Abay

Ethiopia lost a lot in the day when a hydro-electric station took away major part of the water of the Blue Nile... and beauty...

Mount Erebus – the southernmost active volcano

If there is a large and active volcano in Antarctica, this should be something unusual. An Mount Erebus certainly is very unusual - it...

Leppaluði borehole

Often tourists mix up two hot springs or geysers - the artificial and more active Leppaluði borehole and dormant Grýla - once impressive geyser...

Grýla – geyser near Hveragerði

Now Grýla is dormant or even extinct geyser - but some decades ago it was one of the most impressive Icelandic geysers. Hveragerði Hveragerði is an...

Maxixe Mine – unique blue beryl find

Most likely there cannot be found a single blue beryl from the once famous Maxixe Mine. If there is one, it most likely has...