Patom crater is one of the most mysterious places on the planet.
General information about the Patomsky crater
Patom crater is a conical hill of crushed limestone, located in the Bodaibo district of the Irkutsk region. The crater is a conical elevation, reaching 40 meters in height, its diameter slightly exceeds 180 meters. Covered with grey crushed limestone crater similar to a lunar crater, but unlike the craters on the Earth satellite, the Patom crater is located on the hillside, completely covered with taiga.
Cone Kolpakov would be correct to call a truncated cone – it is not crowned with a pointed top, but the top, which is a flat circular shaft in the center of which is located a funnel presumably of volcanic origin. The volume of the cone is about 230-250 thousand m3, the weight of the crater is estimated at one million tons. On the slopes of the crater are several larches, whose age was estimated at 200 years, and in the center of the crater in the heart of the inland hill grows a single tree age of about 70 years.
Patomsky crater, also known as Chebulinsky or Yavlinsky and as the cone Kolpakov – opened it in honor of geologist Vladimir Kolpakov. The local population proudly calls it “the Nest of fire eagle”, though prefers to avoid.
History of the study of the patomsky crater
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The most terrifying places of Europe
There are many places where through the ages is preserved not only history, but also transmitted legends about the incredible residents that are invisible to us, but constantly reminding of its existence. It is about the places located in Europe and inspire fear in tourists, we decided to talk on the eve of all saints Day.
Bran Castle (Romania)
Bran castle famous for its connections with Vlad Tepes, better known as count Dracula. Vlad was – even by the standards of the XV century – an exceptionally cruel ruler, known for piercing through, not by cutting off heads of their enemies, though not to drink like Dracula, their blood. Vampire masks, blood-red wine and wooden daggers jostle for popularity in the market, located at the foot of the castle. Inside the castle wrapped spiral staircases and low doorways add to the sense of fear.
The Sedlec ossuary (Czech Republic)
It is a small chapel next to the castle, Kutna Hora contains the remains of up to 70,000 people and attracts around 200,000 tourists every year. This is largely due to the fact that the bones of these people were arranged in a bizarre art form. The interior of the chapel contains unique items such as a chandelier made of bones and garlands of skulls.
Placki, Kent (England)
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Hiding in the taiga Uchalinsky stone pyramid
Who built, when and why in a remote taiga Uchalinsky mysterious constructions – stone of the pyramid.
These stone pyramids are hiding away from civilization and human settlements, under the dense canopy of trees.
Musinski pyramid was opened by the employee Uchalinsky tourclub child Ayrat Khisamutdinov. The pyramid has stumbled. Year 4 about the discovery is not told.
The most famous of the pyramids – four. Two “brazovskii” – one of them destroyed by vandals. The second is about five kilometers away, it is preserved, only the tip a bit battered by time, the stones covered in thick moss. Its height is 2.7 meters.
Also two Musinski pyramid (named after the nearest village) or Kyzyl-tasevska – so called mountain. Both on the slope quite high mountains covered in forests. These pyramids are at a distance of two kilometers from each other, and one has a base height of approximately 70 centimeters. Perhaps the pyramid has been preserved almost intact. All buildings oriented to the cardinal. To establish their exact age is impossible.
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