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Zebra Schist : What is Zebra Schist? Where is it found?

Zebra Schist Zebra Schist is The tightly folded, thinly bedded schists that are derived from sedimentary rocks that are exposed in Kangaroo Island are known...

Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

Horseshoe Bend Horseshoe Bend is a horseshoe-shaped incised meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page, Arizona, in the United States. Horseshoe Bend...

Fly Geyser, Nevada, USA

There are two geysers on the Fly Ranch property. The first was created nearly 100 years ago as part of an effort to make...

Dyke cutting Canary Islands, Spain

Canary Islands The Canary Islands is a Spanish archipelago and the southernmost autonomous community of Spain located in the Atlantic Ocean, 100 kilometres (62 miles)...

Intrusive Basalt Dike “Acadia National Park”

What is an intrusive igneous rock? Intrusive, or plutonic, igneous rock forms when magma remains inside the Earth's crust where it cools and solidifies in...

Brimham Rocks, England

Site Name: Brimham Rocks County: North Yorkshire Brimham Rocks, near Pateley Bridge, consists of a series of Millstone Grit tors together with amosaic of upland plant...

Millook Haven Beach, England

Millook is a deep coastal valley and hamlet in the parish of Poundstock, on the north coast of Cornwall, England. In 2014 the cliffs at...

Elephant Rock, Iceland

This basalt sea-cliff on the island of Heimaey in Southern Iceland looks just like a giant elephant or wooly mammoth dipping its trunk into...

Dechen Cave, Germany

The Dechen Cave (German: Dechenhöhle) in Iserlohn, Germany is one of the most beautiful and most visited show caves in Germany. It is located...

Geology of Lavacicle Caves

What does lavacicle mean? A geological formation consisting of a quantity of lava that dripped from the roof of a cave as it cooled and...

Giant’s Causeway, Ireland

The Giant's Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. It is also known as...

Fingal’s Cave

Fingal's Cave is a sea cave on the uninhabited island of Staffa, in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, known for its natural acoustics. The...

+20 Most Amazing Landscapes and Rock Formations

Zhangye Danxia, China These rainbow mountains look like something out of a painting. The Danxia landforms, found in China's Gansu Province, are made of strips...

+20 Strange Geological Formations On Earth

Moeraki Boulders – New Zealand The Moeraki Boulders are unusually large and spherical boulders lying along a stretch of Koekohe Beach on the wave-cut Otago...

Vermilion Cliffs

The Vermilion Cliffs are the second "step" up in the five-step Grand Staircase of the Colorado Plateau, in northern Arizona and southern Utah. They...

Flysch Rock Formation, Zumaia Spain

Flysch is a sequence of sedimentary rocks that is deposited in a deep marine facies in the foreland basin of a developing orogen. Flysch...

Watermelon Valley, Egypt

Name: Watermelon Valley "Wadi El Battikh" Locality: New Valley Governorate, Egypt Chert nodules of the Drunka Formation (Lower Eocene) are mostly spherical, have diameters from 40...

Jewel Cave National Monument

Jewel Cave National Monument contains Jewel Cave, currently the third longest cave in the world, with 181.89 miles (292.72 kilometers) of mapped passageways. It...

Champagne Pool

Champagne Pool is a prominent geothermal feature within the Waiotapu geothermal area in the North Island of New Zealand. The terrestrial hot spring is located...

Devils Postpile National Monument

Devils Postpile National Monument is located near Mammoth Mountain in eastern California. The national monument protects Devil's Postpile, an unusual rock formation of columnar...

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