Nothing in the world can compare to Cueva de los Cristales, or Cave of Crystals, found in Mexico. The world’s largest, broadest, and thickest crystals measure over tens of meters in length, and they are so clear, so luminous, and so huge that they just seem out of this world. The cave is, of course, not open for visiting, and
It’s not everyday that you get to see gold crystals in such a magnificent display of shape and colour but minerals are just dazzling if you know how to look at them.
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This amazing picture shows yet again what incredible landscapes can be formed only through limestone and water. It is called a karst formation, which stands for any geologic formation created through the dissolution of a layer or layers of soluble bedrock. Click the pic for full size.
The White Pocket area in Arizona has a really astonishing geology. Usually, you’d see geological layers layed down horizontally, but here what you see is absolutely craziness: swirls, folds, faults, offsets, all filled out with the craziest colours you could imagine. P.S. Did I mention we’d LOVE to see your geopictures ? Also, if you require any help in understanding
Contrary to popular belief, opal is not a type of quartz, but it is a type of silica related to quartz. It is common for different types of opal to have different colours, but to this is indeed a dazzling display.
This week’s picture shows the Eurasian and the American tectonic plates, as seen from underwater. In a way, you could say this is the edge of the Earth
The geek inside was nagging me for quite a while to make a category like this. So, starting today, every Wednesday I’ll be adding an awesome geological picture, along with some short explanation of what’s happening. Would really like some feedback on this, your opinions are appreciated as always. The picture shows a sandstone formation called The Wave, located in