Basalt columns of Rivne region is one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine and the unique black basalt field

УUkraine is rich in many natural resources, but the basalt fields, located in the floodplain of the Goryn River, in the territory of the Rivne region, 24 kilometers from Kostopil, are truly unique.

The place called Janova Valley attracts tourists with the greatness of basalt columns and the fabulous beauty of the emerald lake formed after the flooding of the quarry.

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Basalt: where it is mined, how it is used, properties and features

Basalt, as well as widespread in Ukraine, and used in construction granite, belongs to volcanic rocks. The only difference is that basalt was formed as a result of the rapid cooling of lava on the surface, or at the bottom of the world ocean, and not in the depths of the earth’s crust, like granite.

Rapid cooling and solidification turned the “blood of the earth” into a fine-grained rock with a high specific gravity, unique characteristics and a luxurious dark color.

Its color (from a purely black color to dark gray and greenish-black shades) and physical characteristics depend on the field where basalt is mined.

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