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The rainwater seeps through the decaying vegetation in the soil, it picks up diluted carbonic acid. The acidified water percolates through limestone, dissolving and eroding layers along the way. It descends into the lower levels of the earth and leaves huge chambers. Over time, what starts as slow seepage and thin deposits of crystallized calcite becomes the massive forms of Luray Caverns.

La Paz Bolivia surreal landscape rocky Moon Valley. Bolivian badlands, the sharp, unwelcoming remains of mountains that have been eroded by centuries of wind and weather. What looks like a carpet of stalagmites canvasing a desert, Valle de la Luna, or “Valley of the Moon,” is what is left of a mountain composed of clay and sandstone that has been battered by strong winds and time. Like many mountains surrounding the La Paz area of Bolivia, the gutting formations contain rich variations of mineral content, creating colorful composition throughout the drastic landscape.

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