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El Huariche in Municipality of Huasca de Ocampo, Hidalgo, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Basaltic Prisms

Huasca de Ocampo - Pueblos Mágicos

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, December 9, 2020
1. Basaltic Prisms Marker
Inscription.  


Prismas Basalticos
Los prismas basálticos son columnas geométricas de basalto que decoran las paredes de la impresionante barranca de Santa Maria Regla, que ven banadas sus paredes por las cuatro cascadas que alimenta la presa de San Antonio Regla.

El origen de estas formaciones, con una altura aproximada de 30 m, se remonta al enfriamiento acelerado de lava durante un derrame hace millones de anos, que se vertió al fondo de la barranca. El barón Alexander von Humboldt quedó tan impresionado por tal belleza, que las dibujó a lápiz en 1803 y hoy se exhiben en un museo de Londres.

Las cascadas son un lugar sacado de un cuento, donde se respira un sentimiento dificil de describir. Uno se pregunta cómo la naturaleza pudo hacer los prismas basálticos.

Testigos del esplendor de una época, los gigantes de basalto le esperan para seducirlo.


English translation:
Basaltic Prisms
Basaltic prisms are geometric basalt columns that decorate the walls of the impressive chasm of Santa Maria Regla, which see their walls blessed by the four waterfalls that feed
Basaltic Prisms Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 9, 2020
2. Basaltic Prisms Marker
An associated marker can be seen to the left.
the San Antonio Regla dam.

The origin of these formations, with a height of approximately 30 m, dates back to the accelerated cooling of lava during an eruption millions of years ago, which poured into the bottom of the ravine. Baron Alexander von Humboldt was so impressed by such beauty that he drew them in pencil in 1803. His drawings are exhibited today in a museum in London.

Waterfalls are a place drawn from a tale, where you can breathe a feeling that is difficult to describe. One wonders how nature could make basaltic prisms.

Witnesses to the splendor of an era, basalt giants await to seduce you.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraEnvironmentParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 20° 14.06′ N, 98° 33.833′ W. Marker is in El Huariche, Hidalgo, in Municipality of Huasca de Ocampo. Marker can be reached from Camino a Prismas Basálticas, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: El Huariche, Hidalgo 43516, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Basaltic Prisms (here, next to this marker); Basaltic Prisms of Santa María Regla (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The San Antonio Dam (about 150 meters away); The Beauty of Geometric Lava
Basaltic Prisms and a Waterfall image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 9, 2020
3. Basaltic Prisms and a Waterfall
(about 180 meters away); The Church of San Juan Bautista (approx. 3.7 kilometers away); Consuelo Velásquez Sosa (approx. 3.7 kilometers away); Coronel José María Pérez (approx. 11.4 kilometers away); Benito Juárez (approx. 11.5 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Huariche.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 21, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 22 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 21, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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