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Weird Geology Room

Welcome to the weird geology room. Learn some of the strange secrets about the rocks and minerals of our planet.

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?

Paricutin: 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 portrayed?

The Hoodoos of Bryce Canyon - This strange and unique landscape has been carved into haunting, colorful artwork by nature's powerful sculpture chisel, erosion.

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 of extinction?

The Ringing Rocks - Visit the site of the first "rock" concert!

Seven Wonders of the Natural World - A list of the most magificent ecological marvels.

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.


Copyright Lee Krystek 2001. All Rights Reserved.