Merelani Hills – the only find of tanzanite

Tanzanite

Wonder Merelani Hills – the only find of tanzanite   In short There is only one place on Earth where is found a gorgeous gemstone – tanzanite, which is found in Merelani Hills, Tanzania. Thousands of workers continue to mine it hundreds of meters deep but it is expected that the only find of this stone […]

Sireneviy Kamen – the only find of charoite

Charoitite - rock which consists mainly from charoite

Wonder Sireneviy Kamen – the only find of charoite   In short The vast expanses of Siberia hold many secrets and surprises. One of them is a find of very unusual, beautiful mineral – charoite. Only in the 1970ies, the beauty of this stone was noticed. Now it is known worldwide but up to this day, […]

Blue garnets of Bekily

Color change of the unique Bekily blue garnet

Wonder Blue garnets of Bekily   In short In Madagascar is the only known place on the planet where are found some of the most amazing gemstones – blue garnets, that change the color. In daylight, these stones could be pure blue, but in artificial light they have bright purple color. Rating 28.3% GPS coordinates 24.2577 […]

Chocolate Hills

Chocolate Hills, Philippines

Wonder Chocolate Hills   In short When a visitor ascends one of the numerous Chocolate Hills on a clear day, he can admire a unique view: the plains up to the horizon are dotted with countless symmetrical hills. All these hills are eerily similar, with roughly the same height and form. The landscape is even more […]

Kitum Cave – salt mine of elephants

Kitum Cave, Kenya

Wonder Kitum Cave – salt mine of elephants   In short 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 shallow, wide hollows which have been created not only by geological processes but also by… elephants. The best known of these […]

Lord Howe Island – refuge of unique species

Lord Howe Island

Wonder Lord Howe Island – refuge of unique species   In short The contemporary Lord Howe Island is just a small piece of once enormous island. For millions of years, unique plants and animals evolved on this large island… which became smaller and smaller. Now many hundreds of unique species are crammed on the remaining crumble […]