Welcome to the weird geology room. Learn some
of the strange secrets about the rocks and minerals of our planet.
The Strange Sailing
Stones of Death Valley -In this mysterious and desolate
corner of the California desert, the stones move by themselves.
The Mystery of the
Devil's Kettle - At Judge C.R. Magney State Park, the
western half of the Brule River disappears into a hole and is
never seen again. Where does it go?
The Volcano in a Cornfield - On February
20, 1943, Dionisio Pulido was working in his cornfield just outside
the Tarascan Indian village of Paricutin, Mexico, when suddenly
a volcano appeared.
Watch out! Quicksand!
- Being sucked into quicksand is a staple of many 'B' movies,
but is this phenomenon of nature really as dangerous as it is
The Hoodoos of Bryce
This strange and unique landscape has been
carved into haunting, colorful artwork by nature's powerful sculpture
Tsunami: Deadly Waves
- On December 26th, 2004, a wall of water as high as 30
feet crashed into shorelines along the Indian Ocean from Africa
to Australia washing away whole coastal towns and villages. With
a death toll of more than 200,000, it is perhaps the largest natural
disaster in the history of man. What caused these huge waves and
where will they strike next?
The Devil's Tower
- It is a most improbable mountain, sticking over a thousand
feet in the air above the surrounding valley like some giant,
prehistoric tree-stump. How did Devil's Tower form?
The Lost Gold of Devils
Tower - Is this just an old legend, or it is true?
Is the Super Volcano Beneath
Yellowstone Ready to Blow? - About 4 miles beneath
Yellowstone National Park's beautiful scenery is a forty-mile-wide
chamber full of molten rock under incredibly high pressure. This
magma is what powers Yellowstone's fantastic geysers and hot springs,
but is it about to erupt in a cataclysmic explosion that will
decimate the western United States and push mankind to the brink
The Ringing Rocks
- Visit the site of the first "rock" concert!
Wonders of the Natural World - A list of the most magificent
Geysers - Geysers
are incredible natural fountains that can shoot boiling hot water
and steam hundreds of feet into the sky in violent eruptions.
How do they work?
A Gallery of Geyser Field
Formations- A look at the diffrent types of springs, steam
vents and geysers you find in a geyser field.
Crystals: Flowers of
the Mineral Kingdom - They can be as common as table
salt, as numerous as grains on a beach, or a rare as diamonds.
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