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Travels in Geology: Exploring an icon of Patagonia: Chile's Torres del Paine National Park | EARTH Magazine

The marble caves is an intricate geological formation of water-filled caverns and is set in the General Carrera lake in Chile's Patagonia. We can find Marble Caves, Marble Cathedral and Marble Chapel and they represent a group of caverns, columns and tunnels formed in monoliths of marble. The colourful caverns are formed by more than 6000 years of wave action. The intensity and hue of the cave’s wall vary depending on water levels and time of the year.

Lake Pehoé, Paragonia .. twitter

Prof Johannes Brüggen Messtorff known by his hispanized name Juan Brüggen (1887–1953), German-Chilean geologist, University of Chile, who wrote the first textbook on the geology of Chile

from Dream Travel Girl

Mines and dinosaurs in off the beaten path Patagonia (Chile)

My trip in off the beaten path Patagonia in Chile was focused on geological heritage around the lake General Carrera. It included beautiful landscapes, the history of the old mines and the discovery of a new dinosaur!

View of an eruption column from Chaitén Volcano, Chile, photographed on May 26, 2008. The caldera is about 3 km (1.9 miles) in diameter from rim to rim. The knobby feature between the eruption column and the left rim is part of a lava dome that formed after the 7,400 BC eruption. U.S. Geological Survey photograph by J.N. Marso.