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The process of forming an ice pit is a very interesting one. When a block of ice is buried in drift and subsequently melts, it creates a pit that can be anywhere from 10 to 30 meters deep! In this blog post we will discuss the formation process, as well as some interesting facts about these natural wonders. An ice pit is a natural wonder that forms when the process of freeze and thaw create an underground hole in which manmade structures can be built. When water seeps into the ground, it will eventually reach areas where there are large amounts of air pockets such as below glaciers or mountainsides. The freezing temperature slows down the movement of this liquid but some will still move downwards to colder temperatures until they come to rest at depths under 0°C (32°F). This creates layers upon layers on what we could call pillars made from ice. These columns act like our own little deep freezer keeping all those tasty treats fresh! In fact, you might have seen these holes while out hiking; if you were lucky enough to find them frozen over

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