Friday, March 22, 2019

Geological and meteorological wonders

Most interesting wonders of geology and meteorology.

Merelani Hills – the only find of tanzanite

There is only one place on Earth where is found a gorgeous gemstone - tanzanite, which is found in Merelani Hills, Tanzania. Thousands of...

Sireneviy Kamen – the only find of charoite

The vast expanses of Siberia hold many secrets and surprises. One of them is a find of very unusual, beautiful mineral - charoite. Only...

Hypersaline lakes beneath the Devon Ice Cap

Two very unusual lakes were discovered under the thick ice of Devon Island in the Canadian Arctic in 2018. These lakes, most likely, are...

Blue garnets of Bekily

In Madagascar is the only known place on the planet where are found some of the most amazing gemstones - blue garnets, which change...

Chocolate Hills

When ascending one of the numerous Chocolate Hills on a clear day, opens a unique view - the plain up to the horizon is...

Karst landscapes

Outstanding karst landscapes of the world Below are listed selected karst landscapes of the world, as arranged by the part of the world and in...

Cenote Angelita or… “The Nightmare”

The lake in Cenote Angelica is not entirely unique but nevertheless no other place in the world has brought such impressive sights and images....

Kitum Cave – salt mine of elephants

Some of world's most unusual caves are located at the foot of Mount Elgon. Here, in thick forests among the trees are hidden some...

Kelimutu – volcano with differently colored crater lakes

There are many interesting crater lakes around the world and many are exciting natural wonders. Some of the most surprising are the three Kelimutu...

Liang Bua – the cave of the mysterious Homo floresiensis

There happen unusual discoveries but few have been as weird as the sensational finds in the sediments of Liang Bua cave in 2003. Turns...