Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Ikaite tufa columns in Ikka Fjord

In the waters of Ikka Fjord in Greenland has formed amazing and, most likely, unique natural landmark - a "forest" of white columns which...

Oklo Mines – the only natural nuclear reactor

First time when humans launched a nuclear chain reaction was in 1942, in Chicago. But there is one place on Earth where nature itself...

Lake Bonney – lake in Antarctica with laughing gas

McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica are rich with very unusual landmarks - almost everything in this extreme environment is unique. Lake Bonney - one...

Naica Cave of the Crystals

It is possible that entrails of the Earth hide more caves like this - but up to this day Naica Cave of the Crystals...

Mingora emerald mines (Swat emeralds)

It seemed that the gorgeous emeralds from of Mingora (Pakistan) were discovered fairly recently - in 1958. Recent finds though show that these stones...

Palo Quemado blue amber mine

There exists blue amber! But it is very rare - a lot more rare than diamonds and most other gemstones in the world. The...

Rare natural materials

Outstanding finds of rare natural materials around the world The list below is a unique list of selected finds of rare natural materials around the...

Kagem Emerald Mines

In Zambia, in Kagem Emerald Mines are found some of the highest quality emeralds in the world. Many tons of gorgeous emeralds are here,...

Gemstone mines and other finds

Outstanding gemstones mines and other finds around the world Gemstones belong to category of rare natural materials - materials which can be found just in...

Yungay – the driest place in the world

One of the driest places on Earth is Atacama Desert but the driest place in this desert is found near Yungay - abandoned mining...