The ‘Floating Island’ Shrouded in Mystery | Mount Roraima

From Geography lovers.


Deep within the rainforests of Venezuela, a series of plateaus sit more than 9000 feet (2743 meters) above sea level and rise up about 1300 feet (400 m) from the surrounding terrain like table tops.

The mountain serves as the tripoint of Venezuela, Guayana Esequiba and Brazil.

Roraima has a 31-square-kilometer (12-square-mile) summit area.From above, they look like islands in the sky.

The mountain plateaus were already established when South America was linked with Africa to form the supercontinent Gondwana, meaning they were first formed perhaps 400 to 250 million years ago. During this time, molten rock forced its way up through cracks in the sandstone landmass.


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