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Cueva La Iguana, Sistema Zacaton

WorldBlue  In short

This large cave most likely is one of the many entrances in Cavernas Las Quarteles system. It belongs to the unique Sistema Zacatón.

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GPS coordinates
23.0108 N 98.1600 W
Location, address
North America, Mexico, Tamaulipas, southern part of the state, 14 km north-west from Aldama town
Length
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WorldYellow In detail

Sistema Zacatón is an area with incredible characteristics unparalleled in the world. In total area contains some 20 unusual features – sinkholes, caves, springs created by deep groundwater heated by volcanic processes. Karstification processes here continue today as well – acidic groundwater continues to strip away the limestone and deposits it in unusual travertine formations.

References

  1. Marcus Gary, Cueva la Iguana, Sistema Zacatón, research homepage. Accessed on June 27, 2010

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