October 26, 2021

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These Glaciers Cannot Melt

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In the Zagros Mountains of Iran lie some strange, multi-colored glaciers that don’t melt, even in the heat of summer. But, in a rainstorm, these glaciers will start to dissolve away.

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GeoSights: Onion Creek salt diapir, Grand County

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