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The Marble Caves Of Patagonia

The Marble Caves (also known as Cuevas de Mármol) are located in the Patagonian Andes, on a peninsula of solid marble. This unique geological formation sits in waters shared by Argentina and Chile, and is only accessible by boat. The formations were carved out by natural erosion from ocean waves over the course of more than 6,000 years. The brilliant displays of color illuminate when the light is reflected onto them from the blue water.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. The lake General Carrera is the largest lake in Chile, and the Marble Caves sit right in the middle. 02:00

  2. The Marble Caves were formed by waves over the last 6,200 years. 02:07

  3. See the inside of the Marble Caves: 02:19

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