Rhône and Arve, Switzerland.
The confluence of the Rhône and Arve rivers is a unique natural phenomenon that can be seen in Geneva, Switzerland’s second largest city. The arrow where the powerful torrents meet is a junction of contrasting hues of two mountain rivers. The Rhone, which rises on the slopes of the Aar Gothardi and flows from Lake Geneva (Léman), is turquoise in color. The Arve, which has its source in the Grae Alps, is more characterized by gray and murky tones; such gloomy hues are caused by the rough current that lifts rocks, silt and mud from the bottom.
Bond Rivers. Shaken but not stirred.
Actually, it’s not unique.
There are quite a few rivers like this.
And so, yes, it’s beautiful.
In Kazakhstan, in the city of Ust-Kamenogorsk, there is exactly such a “unique phenomenon”. I even thought at first it was Kazakhstan.
It was two days ago in the hot
Ank flows into the Round Sea: ))))
In Russia, too, there are – Chuya and Katun
“Rosa Lulo” – the largest pink diamond discovered in more than 300 years
The Australian Lucapa Diamond Company and its partners discovered a historic Type IIa pink diamond weighing 170 carats at the Lulo Mine in Angola. This incredible find is considered to be the largest pink diamond found in the last three hundred years and was named the “Rose of Lulo.”
His Excellency Diamantino Azevedo, Angola’s Minister of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas, had this to say about the Lulo Rose: “This record breaking and impressive pink diamond found at Lulo continues to demonstrate Angola as an important player on the global diamond mining scene and demonstrates the potential and rewards for commitment and investment in our growing diamond industry.
The Lulo diamond mine in Angola is unique among diamond mines around the world because it is an alluvial mine. Alluvial diamonds are diamonds that have weathered from their primary source for millions of years and have been found in a secondary location. Since the vast majority of diamonds found on Earth are in primary sources, the discovery of diamonds at Lulo Rose is even more remarkable. Since the discovery of diamonds at Lulo in 2015, geologists have been searching for its primary source in hopes of expanding its diamond finds.
Lucapa Diamond Company Limited Managing Director Stephen Wetherall said: ” Lulo is an exceptional alluvial resource that is truly a gift. Once again we are proud of another historic discovery. We also look forward to continuing the exploration efforts of our partnership, where we are now bulk sampling priority kimberlites in search of primary kimberlite sources for these exceptional and high value diamonds.
A 404-carat colorless diamond, dubbed the “February 4 Stone,” was also discovered at the Lulo diamond mine and was first sold in 2016 for more than $16 million. The 404-carat find was the largest diamond ever found in Angola and the 27th largest diamond found in history.
Dr. Jose Manuel Ganga Júnior, Chairman of the Board of Endiama, commented: “The record Lulo diamond deposit has once again yielded a precious and large stone, this time an extremely rare and beautiful pink diamond. This is a momentous day for the Angolan diamond industry and the long-standing partnership between Endiama, Lucapa, Rosas and Petalas.”
The legendary Rosa Lulo diamond was sold through an international tender to be conducted by Sodiam E.P., Angola’s state-owned diamond marketing company.
Such a once-in-a-lifetime diamond discovery will have the world watching to see who will buy it, and, more importantly, what a breathtaking cut diamond will emerge from the rough. Don’t hold your breath on that one, however, as the process of expertly cutting a Lulo Rose can take years.
Wedding of the rivers: exceptional places on the planet where different colored rivers merge
A wedding of rivers is a beautiful natural phenomenon when two rivers of different colors join together and slowly flow without mixing. This mesmerizing spectacle can be admired for hours, and most of these places on the globe have long been a tourist attraction. You too are invited to visit these unique places on the planet and admire the most beautiful river weddings.
Green River and Colorado, USA
The place where the Green River flows into the Colorado River is in Canyonlands National Park, Utah. In this amazing location, the green waters of the Green River flow into the Colorado River, which has a brick hue.
Amazon and Rio Negro, Manaus City, Brazil
This is perhaps the most famous place in the world where different colored rivers merge together. Near the city of Manaus, the black waters of the Rio Negro flow into the lighter Amazon. Above the confluence with the Rio Negro, the Amazon River is called Solimões.
Alaknanda and Bhagirathi, India
These rivers flowing in the Himalayas change color depending on the onset of the rainy season or drought, but the difference between them is always obvious. The confluence of the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi forms the Ganges River.
Jialing and Yangtze, China
The place where the Jialing River flows into the Yangtze is in the city of Chongqing. The boundary between the yellow-brown waters of the Yangtze and the Jialing River is clearly visible.
Arve and Rhone, Geneva, Switzerland
The stretch where the Arve River flows into the Rhone is the most famous place in Europe where you can see the marriage of rivers. The greatest contrast between the turquoise Rhone and the murky gray waters of the Arve is seen in the warm season, from late spring to late fall.
Drava and Danube, Croatia
The site where the Drava River flows into the Danube is located near the town of Osijek in Croatia.
Danube, Ilz and Inna, Germany
And in this German city of Passau, three rivers of different colors merge at once, which looks fantastically beautiful.
Argut and Katun, Altai Republic, Russia
In our country you can also find places where rivers of different colors merge and form picturesque pictures. One of such places is the place where the muddy waters of the Argut River flow into the turquoise Katun.
Such phenomena occur on our planet because different rivers flow through different parts of the land on their way. Easily soluble minerals from rocks and soil particles enter the rivers, giving them a unique color. In addition, the appearance and chemical composition of water varies greatly depending on the season of the year. During the rains, the water is murkier and contains many impurities, while during the dry season the water is clearer and lighter in color.
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