Colored Earths: Geological Wonder - Chamarel Mauritius

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Colored Earths: Geological Wonder - Chamarel Mauritius

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Colored Earths: Geological Wonder - Chamarel Mauritius

The strange formation known as the Colored Earths is located near the village of Chamarel, in southwest Mauritius. The exposed hills form seven different color patterns: red brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow.

Colored Earths Geological Wonder  Chamarel Mauritius

Promoted as the most beautiful attraction of Mauritius, during the 1960s, the Colored Earths are still one of the most popular destinations on the island. This unusual geological wonder was formed when volcanic rock cooled at different temperatures, in multicolored layers. Rains have shaped the rock into small hills that look like dunes of sand and, the first time you look at them, it will seem like the colors are actually just shadows. But after taking a closer look you’ll realize the seven colors are very real.

Colored Earths Geological Wonder  Chamarel Mauritius

But this unusual coloring of the hills at Chamarel isn’t their only bizarre trait. Geologists have been fascinated with the Colored Earths ever since they were first discovered, but haven’t yet been able to explain why they never erode in spite of being exposed to harsh elements and torrential rains.

Colored Earths Geological Wonder  Chamarel Mauritius

The Colored Earths of Chamarel also have the unique property of settling into layers. If you take a handful of each of the seven-colored sands and mix them together, they will eventually separate into seven different colored layers.

Colored Earths Geological Wonder  Chamarel Mauritius

Colored Earths Geological Wonder  Chamarel Mauritius

Colored Earths Geological Wonder  Chamarel Mauritius

Colored Earths Geological Wonder  Chamarel Mauritius
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Postby Murad Ali » Oct 08, 2009

looking strange
nice piece of collection


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Postby admin » Oct 08, 2009

its wonderful and amazing
interesting to look at as well
my first thought was that its due to the reflection of the surface


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Postby Pearl » Oct 08, 2009

amazing
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Postby laiq.shahid » Oct 09, 2009

Amazing

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Postby Sawera » Oct 09, 2009

strange :shock:
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