Friday, May 29, 2020

Geological and meteorological wonders

Most interesting wonders of geology and meteorology.

Cabo Girão

Prominent cliff face which rises up to 589 m high directly from the ocean. Cliff is some 3 km wide. At the foot of...

Véu da Noiva Falls (Seixal Waterfall)

Some 110 m tall waterfall which falls along the steep seaside cliffs directly into the ocean. Wind often blows the falls sideways. Location, GPS coordinates: 32.8151...

Folhadal waterfall

A beautiful, nearly vertical waterfall high in the mountains, in pristine forest. Location, GPS coordinates: 32.7566 N 17.0488 W Categories: Waterfalls Values: Geology, Visual Rating: Where is located? Europe, Portugal, Madeira, in the...

Caldeirão Verde Falls

Some 100 m tall waterfall which is sliding down along nearly vertical cliff. Location, GPS coordinates: 32.7744 N 16.9354 W Categories: Waterfalls Values: Geology, Visual Rating: Where is located? Europe, Portugal, Madeira, Santana,...

25 Fontes Falls

A group of waterfalls from springs, falling into a pool. Falls are up to 30 m high. Location, GPS coordinates: 32.7653 N 17.1253 W Categories: Springs, Waterfalls Values: Geology, Visual Rating: Where...

Tehuacan stone snakes (tecuates)

Unusual and impressive travertine formations. These formations mark the lime deposits of ancient channels. The soil has weathered away leaving the hardened lime as...

Magdalena Opal mines

The find of the near-unique lloviznando opal - variety of opal with a near transparent, light blue color and phenomenal play of colors. Finds...

Chicxulub crater

An ancient impact crater, with a diameter more than 180 km. One of the largest impact craters on Earth. It was shaped 65 million...

Ixtlán de los Hervores geothermal field

Geothermal field, where earlier used to be up to 14 geysers (it is possible that few still exist near Salitre village). Now here are...

Comanjilla Hot Springs

A group of hot springs, formerly - geysers. At the early 20th century the tallest of the 11 geysers - Geyser Humboldt - reached...