Top 10 Amazing Geological Wonders on Planet Earth 2

Our planet is the great and incredible creation. It formed by abrasion, volcanic eruptions, plate tectonics, as well as other processes during the period of millions of years. Amazing geological scenes are all over the world. However only a few would meet the requirements to be geological wonders that are supposed not merely wonderful and really worth to visit, but additionally could teach us a certain thing relating to the process our planet works.

Here are our Top 10 list of Amazing Geological Wonders on Planet Earth.

10. Monument Valley, United States.

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Monument Valley is situated on the Arizona-Utah state line, and lies within the range of the Navajo Nation Reservation. Before human existence, Monument Valley was once a massive lowland basin. For hundreds of millions of years, substances that eroded from the early Rock Mountains deposited layer upon layer of sediments which cemented a gradual and gentle uplift created by consistent pressure from below the surface and raising these horizontal strata to three miles above sea level. Natural forces of wind and water that eroded the land spent the last 50 million years cutting in to and peeling away at the surface of the plateau.

9. Fingal's Cave, Scotland

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Fingal's Cave is a sea cave on the small island of Staffa, in Scotland. Fingal's Cave is formed totally from hexagonally jointed basalt columns within a Paleocene lava motion which produces the naturally arched ceiling. The cave stretches 250 feet in to the rock and its roof is 70 feet above the sea. The size and naturally arched roof of Fingal's Cave and the eerie sounds produced by the echoes of waves, give it the atmosphere of a natural cathedral. The Hebrides, Op. 26, of Romantic composer Felix Mendelssohn (also known as Fingal's Cave overture), actually inspired by the weird echoes in the cave.

8. Catedral de Marmol, Chile

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Catedral de Marmol is positioned on General Carrera Lake located in Patagonia and shared by Argentina and Chile. Formed by more than 6,000 years, Catedral de Marmol is a unique geological formation featuring a group of caverns, tunnels and pillars created in monoliths of marble. The amazing vibrant blue and grey cave chambers, all lay in memorizing turquoise waters of Carrera Lake which is glacial origin and is surrounded by the Andes mountain range.

7. Uluru Monolith, Australia

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Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory in central Australia. The rock is jutting up about 350m from its barren surrounds and has a total circumference of 9.4 km (5.8 mi). It is the world's largest monolith and also an Aboriginal sacred site.

6. Reed Flute Cave, China.

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By Romain Pontida
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The Reed Flute Cave is a natural limestone cave with colourful illumination and has long been considered one of Guilin’s, China most fascinating visitors attractions for more than 1200 years. The cave acquired its name from the variety of reed developing outside, which can be made into melodious flutes. Reed Flute Cave is made up of a great number of stalactites, stalagmites together with natural stone structures in strange and amazing formations. Inside, there are more than 70 inscriptions presented in ink, which can be dated back as far as 792 AD in the Tang Dynasty. These ancient inscriptions state that it has been an attraction in Guilin since ancient times.

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