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  •     Bay of Islands Facts   The aptly named Bay of Islands constitutes one of the most beautiful geological marvels of its region. The sheer variety and scope of […]

    Bay of Islands

        Bay of Islands Facts   The aptly named Bay of Islands constitutes one of the most beautiful geological marvels of its region. The sheer variety and scope of […]

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  •   Mount Desert Island Facts   First of all, Mount Desert Island ranks as the 6th largest island in the contiguous United States. It also holds the distinction of being the […]

    Mount Desert Island

      Mount Desert Island Facts   First of all, Mount Desert Island ranks as the 6th largest island in the contiguous United States. It also holds the distinction of being the […]

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  •   Spotted Lake Facts   The most noteworthy thing about the incredible Spotted Lake appears in the form of “spots” that materialize on its surface. Furthermore, these form on a regular basis, […]

    Spotted Lake

      Spotted Lake Facts   The most noteworthy thing about the incredible Spotted Lake appears in the form of “spots” that materialize on its surface. Furthermore, these form on a regular basis, […]

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  •   Neptune’s Grotto Facts   While not the only sea cave in the area, most consider Neptune’s Grotto to be by far the most beautiful. It was discovered accidentally in […]

    Neptune’s Grotto

      Neptune’s Grotto Facts   While not the only sea cave in the area, most consider Neptune’s Grotto to be by far the most beautiful. It was discovered accidentally in […]

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  •   Triple Divide Peak Facts   First of all, the slopes of Triple Divide Peak play an important role in the hydrologic cycle of North America. That’s because from this […]

    Triple Divide Peak

      Triple Divide Peak Facts   First of all, the slopes of Triple Divide Peak play an important role in the hydrologic cycle of North America. That’s because from this […]

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  •   Lechuguilla Cave Facts   First of all, the gorgeous Lechuguilla Cave ranks as the seventh longest cave known to man. It also ranks as the second deepest known cave […]

    Lechuguilla Cave

      Lechuguilla Cave Facts   First of all, the gorgeous Lechuguilla Cave ranks as the seventh longest cave known to man. It also ranks as the second deepest known cave […]

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  •   Boiling Lake Facts   The most noteworthy fact about the Boiling Lake remains its status as the second-largest hot lake in the world. In addition, it itself  forms part […]

    Boiling Lake

      Boiling Lake Facts   The most noteworthy fact about the Boiling Lake remains its status as the second-largest hot lake in the world. In addition, it itself  forms part […]

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  •   Cango Caves Facts   Many people consider the most noteworthy fact about the Cango Caves to be their status as the most extensive and best known geological marvel of […]

    Cango Caves

      Cango Caves Facts   Many people consider the most noteworthy fact about the Cango Caves to be their status as the most extensive and best known geological marvel of […]

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  • Rhine Falls Facts   The most noteworthy fact about the magnificent Rhine Falls remains its status as the largest waterfall in Europe. Consequently, its magnificence has inspired authors, poets, and […]

    Rhine Falls

    Rhine Falls Facts   The most noteworthy fact about the magnificent Rhine Falls remains its status as the largest waterfall in Europe. Consequently, its magnificence has inspired authors, poets, and […]

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  •   Nyiragongo Volcano Facts   First of all, the Nyiragongo Volcano presents a quite unique combination of factors for vulcanologists to study. Investigations of this geological marvel keep geologists rather […]

    Nyiragongo Volcano

      Nyiragongo Volcano Facts   First of all, the Nyiragongo Volcano presents a quite unique combination of factors for vulcanologists to study. Investigations of this geological marvel keep geologists rather […]

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  • Kelimutu Facts Kelimutu stands out as a truly remarkable volcano. This marvel of geology is one of the few known volcanoes with 3 calderas. Furthermore, each of these holds a lake, […]

    Kelimutu

    Kelimutu Facts Kelimutu stands out as a truly remarkable volcano. This marvel of geology is one of the few known volcanoes with 3 calderas. Furthermore, each of these holds a lake, […]

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  • Coudersport Ice Mine Facts   The Coudersport Ice Mine is a phenomenon of geology that appears to defy logic. The cave stays empty during the winter, yet during the summer […]

    Coudersport Ice Mine

    Coudersport Ice Mine Facts   The Coudersport Ice Mine is a phenomenon of geology that appears to defy logic. The cave stays empty during the winter, yet during the summer […]

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  • Hamilton Pool Facts   Hamilton Pool is another one of those incredible geological marvels that are still virtually unknown outside of their own immediate area. However, it is a popular […]

    Hamilton Pool

    Hamilton Pool Facts   Hamilton Pool is another one of those incredible geological marvels that are still virtually unknown outside of their own immediate area. However, it is a popular […]

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  • Pingualuit Crater Lake Facts   Pingualuit Crater Lake is a remarkably pristine lake filling an enormous crater that was actually formed by a meteorite impact nearly 1.4 million years ago. […]

    Pingualuit Crater Lake

    Pingualuit Crater Lake Facts   Pingualuit Crater Lake is a remarkably pristine lake filling an enormous crater that was actually formed by a meteorite impact nearly 1.4 million years ago. […]

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  • Lake Kaindy Facts   First of all, the extraordinary geological marvel that is Lake Kaindy was actually created relatively recently….by an earthquake! Nature IS resourceful. In addition, the water is […]

    Lake Kaindy

    Lake Kaindy Facts   First of all, the extraordinary geological marvel that is Lake Kaindy was actually created relatively recently….by an earthquake! Nature IS resourceful. In addition, the water is […]

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  • Bloody Hell Pond Facts   The “Hellish” waters of Bloody Hell Pond occasionally reach temperatures of as much as 194 F (90 C)! “Hellishly” hot indeed. These temperatures would be (obviously!) […]

    Bloody Hell Pond

    Bloody Hell Pond Facts   The “Hellish” waters of Bloody Hell Pond occasionally reach temperatures of as much as 194 F (90 C)! “Hellishly” hot indeed. These temperatures would be (obviously!) […]

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  •   The Maine Desert is a most surprising geological phenomenon. Names CAN be rather deceiving, however. No Kidding! In fact, this site is not a “true” desert. The local climate […]

    Maine Desert

      The Maine Desert is a most surprising geological phenomenon. Names CAN be rather deceiving, however. No Kidding! In fact, this site is not a “true” desert. The local climate […]

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  •   The gorgeous Fly Geyser is an accidentally man-made small geothermal geyser in Washoe County, Nevada. The geyser is located on the private Fly Ranch in Hualapai Flat, about 0.3 […]

    Fly Geyser

      The gorgeous Fly Geyser is an accidentally man-made small geothermal geyser in Washoe County, Nevada. The geyser is located on the private Fly Ranch in Hualapai Flat, about 0.3 […]

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  •   Ol Doinyo Lengai is one of the most unusual volcanoes on earth! In fact, it has very unique attributes. These make it the ONLY volcano of its type on […]

    Ol Doinyo Lengai

      Ol Doinyo Lengai is one of the most unusual volcanoes on earth! In fact, it has very unique attributes. These make it the ONLY volcano of its type on […]

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  • Kuang Si Falls is an astonishingly beautiful waterfall! Just LOOK at those features! Alas, it is also somewhat remote. This has served to limit tourism. Consequently, it remains comparatively pristine. […]

    Kuang Si Falls

    Kuang Si Falls is an astonishingly beautiful waterfall! Just LOOK at those features! Alas, it is also somewhat remote. This has served to limit tourism. Consequently, it remains comparatively pristine. […]

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