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Palmita, Sistema Zacaton

WorldBlue  In short

The unique Sistema Zacatón contains also smaller features like the small sinkhole named Palmita.

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GPS coordinates
22.9973 N 98.1634 W
Location, address
North America, Mexico, Tamaulipas, southern part of the state, 12 km north-west from Aldama town
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WorldYellow In detail

Sistema Zacatón is an area with incredible characteristics unparalleled in the world. In total, the 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, Sistema Zacatón, research homepage. Accessed in the 23rd June 2010

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