Karst Topograghy, Minerve, France.
Karst topography is a geological formation shaped by the dissolution of a layer or layers of soluble bedrock, usually carbonate rock such as limestone or dolomite. Karst topography is characterized by subterranean limestone caverns, carved out by groundwater. Karst landforms are generally the result of mildly acidic water acting on weakly soluble limestone or dolomite.
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Il faut vraiment que j’aille faire un tour à Minerve cet été, ça fait trop longtemps !
Love the secluded places that my geology degree has taken me too. Not many people go to these beaches in the middle of nowhere with these tiny paths, if they even have paths and get to just breathe it all in.
We were sitting on this large rock overlooking this view and the ocean was directly below us. In that moment I knew how lucky I was and you appreciate it even more because of the amount of work it takes to get there.
Groutite (orthorhombic manganese oxide) crystal formation
From the Black Water Mine, in the Black Mesa Basin, Apache County, Arizona.
Beautiful Ijen (by tropicaLiving - Jessy Eykendorp)
Ijen Crater is a nature reserve Ijen Park is located between Banyuwangi and Bondowoso District, East Java, Indonesia. This crater exactly located at the top of Mount Ijen which is one of a series of volcanoes in East Java such as Bromo, Semeru and Merapi. Another uniqueness of this crater has a level of acidity is very high with almost close to zero and the temperature of the water is 20° Celsius. In addition to elevation 2,799 m (9,183 ft) Posis crater is located in the middle of the largest caldera on the island of Java. The caldera size about 20 miles. The crater size is about 960 meters x 600 meters with a depth of 200 meters. This crater is located at a depth of more than 300 meters below the caldera wall.
This crater is a large lake with a bluish-green mist and smoke of the sulfur that is stunning. In addition, cold air with temperatures 10° Celsius, the temperature might reach 2° Celsius will increase the sensation of its own experience. Various plants that exist only in the highlands can also be found here, such as Edelweis Flowers and Pine.