La Brea Pitch Lake
La Brea Pitch Lake is part of the Tentative list of Trinidad and Tobago in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
La Brea Pitch Lake comprises the largest and most significant pitch lake (natural deposit of asphalt) in the world. It is over 70m deep. The lake lies at the intersection of two faults, which allows oil from a deep deposit to be forced up. The lighter elements in the oil evaporate under the hot tropical sun, leaving behind the heavier asphalt.
Map of La Brea Pitch LakeLoad map
The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
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2011 Added to Tentative List
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