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Marble Caves of Chile Chico, Chile

Marble Caves, a geological formation of unusual beauty, are located in the centre of the lake General Carrera on the border of Chile and Argentina. These happen to be on the second largest freshwater lakes in South America. Many people class this network of marble caves as the most beautiful cave network in the whole world. This Marble Cathedral is magnificent.

Argentina and Chile share this lake but the thing to mention is that Chilean side of the lake has this beautiful emerald-green and turquoise-blue combination of waters. Erosion is the factor that carved these cavern sculptures. There are three main marble formations i.e. La Capilla (the Chapel), El Catedral (the Cathedral) and La Cueva (the Cave).

This labyrinth of marble caves is quite impressive and it is large enough to let a small boat glide through. Marbles are eroded by the water to bring this masterpiece into existence. Different color shades can be observed based on the impurities of the content of the caves. White banks can be found because of the greater purity of minerals but it pink and blue marble banks can also be found because of the presence of various other minerals. Salmon and Trout are found in abundance in the lake and many tourists visit this lake for fishing as well as to enjoy the beauty of the Marble Cathedral.

Marble Caves

Marble Caves

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General Carrera Lake, Chile

General Carrera Lake Chile

View from Marble Cathedral

Marble Caves Inside

[Photo © Claudio Alvarado Solari]

Entering Marble Caves

marble cave of Chile

[Photo © Claudio Alvarado Solari]

Marble Caves Tunnels

Marble Caves tunnel

[Photo © Jorge Leon Cabello]

Caves

Marble Cave

[Photo © Claudio Alvarado Solari]

Marble Caverns

Marble Caverns of Carrera Lake

La Cueva

marble caves Chile Chico

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Swirling Marble Colors

marble caves of Chile

Marble Chapels

Marble Chapels

Caves of Chile

The marble caves of Chile Chico

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 Inside  Cave

The marble caves of Chile

[Photo © Claudio Alvarado Solari]

Tunnels

Tunnels of the Chile Chico marble caves

Las Cuevas de Marmol

Las Cuevas de Marmol

 

 Lovely

Las Cuevas de Marmol Chile

 Blue

Marble Caves, Region XI, Chile

 Colorful Marble Caves

Chile Chico Marble Cave

[Photo © Jorge Leon Cabello]

Capillas de Mármol

Chile Chico Capillas de Mármol

Eroded Marble

eroded marble caves

 Carrera Lake

Chile Capillas de Mármol

Chile’s Las Cuevas de Marmol

Capillas de Mármol

Pretty Patagonia, Chile

Capillas de Mármol Chile

Cave of Chile

Capillas de Mármol Chile Chico

Mirror Effect

Amazing Marble Caves

Marbled Cathedral

Chile Chico Marble Caves

[Photo © Jorge Leon Cabello]

 Mesmerizing

Marble Caves of Chile

[Photo © Jorge Leon Cabello]

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