asphalt lake

asphalt lake

a pool formed largely of bitumen (almost entirely carbon and hydrogen, but some oxygen, nitrogen and sulphur) found mainly in southern USA and South America. The La Brea tar pits in Los Angeles are an example, in which trapped animals have been preserved since the Miocene period.
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A nivel mundial hay solo un punado de grandes lagos de asfalto, los mas importantes en orden de tamano, jerarquia e importancia paleontologica, son los siguientes: a) Lago de Guanoco, Venezuela, b) Pitch Lake, isla de Trinidad, c) McKittrick Tar Pits, d) Carpinteria Tar Pits, e) La Brea Tar Pits en el estado de California, EEUU y Binagadi asphalt lake en la region de Baku, Azerbaiyan.
Por ultimo, Binagadi asphalt Lake, esta ubicado en la peninsula de Apsheron, en la ciudad de Baku capital de Azerbaiyan.
Close by is La Brea, the site of Trinidad's astonishing asphalt lake which was discovered by Sir Walter Raleigh and ignored thereafter.
Add to that the methanol plants, cement factories and one of the world's biggest asphalt lakes and you've got the recipe for untold wealth, health and happiness.