Tuesday, May 8, 2012

10 Beautiful Scenery of Geological Processes

10 Beautiful Scenery of Geological Processes:
Many of the beauty that forms a natural phenomenon caused by geological processes. Various places in the world is sure to have a story about it.

Now, we will see some of the geological processes that produce stunning scenery. This time, the display is outside Indonesia.


A. The Wave, the United States.


Located between Arizona and Utah, USA. This stunning red rock located on the border of Arizona and Utah, USA.

The Wave is made up of sand dunes about 190 million years old who have been turned to stone. In order to this place is only accessible by foot through a small street about three miles uphill.

2. Antelope Canyon, Arizona, United States.



Antelope Canyon Antelope canyon or gorge is a well-known to be in Page, Coconino County, Arizona, United States.

This canyon area into the complex Navajo Indian Reservation, the largest shelter for Dine Indians of North America, which is also called the Navaho or Navajo.

Antelope Canyon formed by erosion of Navajo Sand Stone, mainly due to flash floods and then due to subaerial processes.

3. Great Blue Hole, Belize.


Part of the Lighthouse Reef System, the Great Blue Hole is located about 60 miles from the mainland of Belize City. Shaped like a large hole is almost perfect, with a depth of about 125 meters and 300 meters in diameter.

These holes are formed during the Quaternary glaciation some events when sea levels are much lower - the analysis of the discovery of the Great Blue Hole stalactite formations indicate that there has been 153 000, 66,000, 60,000, and 15,000 years ago

Water depth is what makes a very blue color. This is believed to be the world's largest ocean holes and has a great attraction for divers.

4. Crystal Cave of the Giants (Mexico).



Found deep in a mine in Chihuahua, Mexico. Known as "the Sistine Chapel of Crystals", Mexico's Cueva de los Cristales (Cave of Crystals).

Crystal cave contains natural crystals are well known in the world. Such crystals have an average length of 11 meters.

5. Eye of the Sahara, or 'Eye Sahara' (Mauritania).


A land in southern Mauritania, western Sahara Desert has a spectacular view. Threaded circle with a diameter of 30 miles - like eyes. So big it can be seen from space.

This formation was originally thought to be the impact of a meteorite collision, but geologists now believe as a result of land elevation and erosion. However, this causes a circular shape, is still mysterious.

6. Blue Lake Cave (Brazil).



Area of ​​Mato Grosso do Sul in Brazil has some beautiful underground lake. There Gruta do Lago Azul, Gruta do Mimoso, and Aquario Natural.

The most famous, Gruta do Lago Azul, or Blue Lake Cave - decorated with stalactites and stalagmites and incredible blue lake.

7. Giants Causeway (Ireland).



Giants Causeway is the result of ancient volcanic eruption covers an area of ​​40,000 consisting of pieces of the columns.

Located on the north-east coast of Northern Ireland, mostly hexagonal columns, although there are also some of the terms of the four, five, seven and eight. Column is 12 meters high, and high profits in the cliffs is 28 meters.

8. Hell Gate (Turkmenistan).


Contained in the Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan, near the remote village inhabited by 350 people Derweze.
In this place there is a crater 60 meters wide and within 20 meters. These craters are constantly issuing fire and burned for 38 years. By locals, this smoldering crater called Crater Gas Darvaza or more well-known as the 'Gate of Hell'.

This crater can be seen from a distance of several kilometers. This is not a natural phenomenon, but rather the result of industrial accidents. In 1971, a Soviet drilling rig accident on the underground caves that hold massive amounts of gas.

9. Wave Rock (Australia).


Wafe Wave Rock or stone is a natural rock formation located in Western Australia. Precisely in Waverock Wildlife Park, 3 km from the city of Hyden, and 296 km from Perth.

Shaped like the circular waves. One wave has a height of about 15 meters long and 110 meters.

10. Chocolate Hills (Philippines).


Chocolate hills are located in Bohol, Philippines. There are more than 1.2068 perfectly conical hill of similar size spread over an area of ​​more than 50 square kilometers. There's even a hill called the number around 1775.

Chocolate hills is an outstanding example of karst topography of the cone, forming a kind of sea-eroded limestone and fused with the underlying clay layer that hardens.

In a written charter in Bohol: "The establishment of the land (hills) are unique coral comes from the appointment process, rain and erosion."



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