Friday, March 22, 2019

Geological and meteorological wonders

Most interesting wonders of geology and meteorology.

Ouzoud Falls

Long, long ago a spring created a natural barrage of reddish brown calcareous tufa. Now El Abid River falls over this giant barrier, forming...

Mount Nyiragongo – volcano with lava lake

There is a place like hell on Earth - crater of Mount Nyiragongo. This is very unusual place with the world's largest lava lake,...

Dagejia Geysers

Most likely, the most powerful geyser of Asia is Dagejia Pohutu Geyser - one of the geysers in Dagejia geothermal field. Geysers of Tibet Not too...

Sar-i Sang lapis lazuli mines

World's most beautiful lapis lazuli is found in one location - in the wild mountains of Northern Afghanistan, in Sar-i Sang. The gorgeous blue...

Troy Spring

The powerful Troy Spring is located in a somewhat pristine area and is one of most beautiful of the great springs of Florida. Description The spring...

Augrabies Falls

An unusual and magnificent monument of nature of South Africa is Augrabies Falls. Here the mighty Orange River (Gariep River) plunges into a chasm,...

Erta Ale

The longest living lava lake in the world is found in the crater of Erta Ale - a very remote volcano in Ethiopia. Visitors...

Kalarskiy Geyser

Little known and seldom visited natural wonder of Siberia is Kalarskiy Geyser. Most likely, this is not a true geyser but cold water geyser,...

Benitoite Gem Mine (California State Gem Mine)

Benitoite if one of the brightest, rarest and most expensive gemstones in the world. Stones of gem quality are found only in one location...

Weeki Wachee Springs

There are many giant springs in Florida. Weeki Wachee Springs though are special - more than 70 years here operates unique underwater show of...