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  1. #1 Name this geologic formation! 
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    Does anyone know what this geologic formation is called? I realize its a fantasy image, but I'm looking for the name of a real formation that closely resembles this, and I'll expand: a formation in the side of a coastal cliff, that is very deep and narrow, like a chasm-sea cave... Is it a geo/gio, or a fjord, or something else? And is something this extreme-- so narrow and so tall- realistic/possible in actual life?
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    It reminds me of the limestone karst formations at Ha Long Bay on the coast of Vietnam. There are many caves right at the ocean. Execute an internet search with "Vietnam Ha Long Bay" and view the many images. I believe Ha Long Bay is one of the Seven New Wonders of the World. There are also karst formations along the coasts of other countries.

    Hạ Long Bay was first listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994,[13] in recognition of its outstanding, universal aesthetic value. In 2000 the World Heritage Committee additionally recognised Hạ Long Bay for its outstanding geological and geomorphological value,[14] and its World Heritage Listing was updated.[15]
    In October 2011, World Monuments Fund included the bay on the 2012 World Monuments Watch, citing tourism pressures and associated development as threats to the site that must be addressed. The goal of Watch-listing is to promote strategies of responsible heritage-driven development for a sustainable future.
    In 2009, the New 7 Wonders Foundation, which runs the New Seven Wonders of the World program, included Halong Bay on its list of nominations as one the World's New7Wonders of Nature. In 2012, the New 7 Wonders Foundation officially named Halong Bay as one of new seven natural wonders of the world.
    Hạ Long Bay is also a member of the Club of the Most Beautiful Bays of the World.


    Ha Long Bay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Karst - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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    It looks like it was carved by a Glacier.
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    Yes. Those are also limestone karst formations in China.
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    My first thought was also Karst, but I changed my mind based on the placement, on a coastal area. I would suggest it to be a Sea cave Sea cave - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia carved by wave action, with a possible roof collapse at some point.
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    indeed - in my mind it brought a picture of the cornish sea caves
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