In the southwest of the island of Trinidad, located off the coast of Venezuela, there is an unusual lake “Pitch”…
Unusual lake “Pitch”
Peach – Lake (Pitch Lake), also known as Bituminous or Asphalt Lake – a natural reservoir consisting of pure natural liquid asphalt. Its depth is about 80 meters, the area is almost 40 hectares.
This natural reservoir with a rather elastic and oily surface was formed at the border of two deep faults in the earth's crust, and according to scientists from below, it is replenished with oil, the lighter particles of which evaporate, leaving the heaviest fractions . In general, some natural processes are constantly going on in the depths of the lake.
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Asphalt lake Peach Lake
By the way, an asphalt lake is able to absorb objects and store them in its depths for a very long time. So several ancient Indian objects were found here, a part of the skeleton of a giant sloth, a tooth of a mastodon and a 4000 year old tree.
Peach Lake, lake
Currently, the bitumen lake Peach Lake is a popular tourist attraction, more than 20,000 tourists come to gawk at this natural wonder every year.
In addition In addition, high-quality asphalt from Pitch Lake is exported.
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Pitch Lake or Bitumen Lake
Pitch Lake or Asphalt Lake