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« Reply #125 on: 21/11/2007 18:57:53 »
Dharb al Najem sounds interesting. You don't by any chance have a piccie (I must go google that one and find out more).

Somewhere I have some slides- but would take me a bit of time to find them and probably longer to figure out how to turn them into digital images... you might do better to find images on Google.
 

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« Reply #126 on: 21/11/2007 19:23:46 »
Really messed up rocks!

 

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« Reply #127 on: 22/11/2007 04:21:16 »
Subduction Causes Orogeny.

California near the San Andreas OR more sneaky, you crafty old dodger, more Arabian Peninsula?

 

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« Reply #128 on: 22/11/2007 10:44:36 »
Heheheh a 'coke' truck *this* flashy in the Arabian desert - fat chance

and besides that open pickup truck that follows it is not flashy enough to qualify for a saudi vehicle

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Cool rocks though, love seeing this sort of stuff
 

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« Reply #129 on: 22/11/2007 22:35:36 »
Just shows that us old "rockers" stick together. 

San Andreas Fault in highway 14 roadcut in Palmdale,California.  The fault runs through the white rocks just above the white pickup.  The movements along the fault have folded the adjacent rocks into the wild shapes exposed in the roadcut.  Rocks are highly deformed all along the SAF, including exotic blocks of rocks dragged from who knows where?

Alandriel- some astute observations on the vehicles. 

Paint by numbers is about as crafty as I get.
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« Reply #130 on: 22/11/2007 22:44:59 »
Interesting!
 

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« Reply #131 on: 25/11/2007 23:14:20 »
The one, the only, the original....




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« Reply #132 on: 25/11/2007 23:58:34 »
Is that an active volcano erupting under water and is that going to rise up and form a Islandy surface or just spew!
 

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« Reply #133 on: 26/11/2007 00:31:03 »
No, it is a rock at the ocean's edge with a hole in the middle of it. The spout is not a sperm whale but the result of wave compression. Now, just figure out where it is - it is rather famous and I have already taken the fun out of the San Andres fault "Where in the world?" post. Won't do it with this one, though.

 

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« Reply #134 on: 26/11/2007 00:51:30 »
Iceland.
 

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« Reply #135 on: 26/11/2007 13:03:10 »
I have no clue as I am awful with geography! but it is quite a photo and beautiful!
 

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« Reply #136 on: 26/11/2007 14:21:58 »
Sorry - backtracking first a bit

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Rocks are highly deformed all along the SAF, including exotic blocks of rocks dragged from who knows where?

Exotic blocks of rock? That's interesting; I've never heard of that. What kind of exotic blocks of rock?



As to 'the one, the only'

lemme make a wild guess  (well, not quite *that* wild ;D):

not a spermwhale but a ...... blue whale

No?!

Oh - never mind...



Iceland's a good fix considering how many geysirs that place has and I would have gone for that too.
But the surrounding landscape does not fit the bill ~ it just does not look like Iceland.
(not because of flashy / non flashy trucks...)
 ;D

I hazard:

Galapagos / Soplador, a 20m high water fountain similar to a geyser, created by the waves pressing through a small rocky opening



ps; just how do you spell geysir / geyser / geezer ?!?!?  ??? ;D
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« Reply #137 on: 27/11/2007 00:45:19 »
Wow Paul, impressive!  You must have visited the Haukadalur. 

The photo is of the Great Geysir in the Haukadalur thermal basin, Iceland.  Geysir is the namesake of the word geyser, be glad they didn't pick one of the other Icelandic geysers, such as Borgarfjartharsysla, Eyvindarhver,Opherrishola or Sturlureykir.  Other geysers, such as Old Faithful in Yellowstone Park are more well knon, but Geysir is the one and only original geyser.  Another photo




Geysers erupt when the superheated water below the surface finally flashes to steam, expands, and pushes the column of water and steam out of the vent above. Then the water re-collects below, superheats (due to pressure) and the process starts all over again.  All the major geyser basins are located in active volcanic areas.

Geysir used to erupt regularly to around 70 feet (which is more than a handful of meters for the decimally inclined), but an earthquake changed the eruption pattern in the early 1900's.  Now Geysir erupts infrequently.  (Geysers being changed by earthquakes is common in all thermal areas around the world, the 1959 Hebgen Lake earthquake made significant changes to the Yellowstone Basins).

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« Reply #138 on: 27/11/2007 01:17:11 »

Exotic blocks of rock? That's interesting; I've never heard of that. What kind of exotic blocks of rock?
ps; just how do you spell geysir / geyser / geezer ?!?!?  ??? ;D


Last things first- Geysir is the spelling for the original Icelandic geyser (I think it's even been copyrighted)
geyser is the correct spelling for hot springs that intermittenly spout water above the surface
geezer? - let's just say you're getting a bit personal there!!! ;D

As to "exotic blocks"- large transform faults like the San Andreas with 100's of km of accumulated fault movement can drag in blocks of strange rocks (such as metamorphic rocks like blueschist) from great distances or depths.  Geologists call these exotic rocks, since they don't fit in with local outcrops.  The exotic rocks tend to stick out like sore thumbs- doesn't play well with others sort of characteristic.
 

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« Reply #139 on: 28/11/2007 15:00:04 »
Wow Paul, impressive!  You must have visited the Haukadalur. 

It was just a good guess, Bass. Heck i can not even pronounce Haukadalur, so visiting would be quite a challenge, god knows where i would end up!
 

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« Reply #140 on: 28/11/2007 17:14:06 »
I don't wish to destroy the thread but I just had to pose what I think is a really difficult one !!







I realize the exact vicinity will be asking just too much...so...just the name of the City will do !!

Take your time...Please do not be embarrassed to ask for clues !!...


 

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« Reply #141 on: 28/11/2007 18:22:43 »
Harrod's

Never been there either.
 

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« Reply #142 on: 30/11/2007 14:58:22 »
Harrod's

Never been there either.


... hands JimBob a lonely planet guide..... Wouldn't want you getting lost next time you come....


Harrods is pretty -  especially at night if you ask me. The Egyptian escalator is something else entirely...

Neil: could you not find something easier ???
 

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« Reply #143 on: 30/11/2007 18:02:08 »
Harrod's

Never been there either.


... hands JimBob a lonely planet guide..... Wouldn't want you getting lost next time you come....


Harrods is pretty -  especially at night if you ask me. The Egyptian escalator is something else entirely...

Neil: could you not find something easier ???

But no one has guessed it yet ! ;D
 

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« Reply #144 on: 30/11/2007 18:16:30 »
Perhaps Nelson may know, and stop feeding the vermim pigeons!
 

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« Reply #145 on: 01/12/2007 01:40:52 »
Perhaps Nelson may know, and stop feeding the vermim pigeons!

That does not look like Nelson on the statue.

 

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« Reply #146 on: 02/12/2007 10:38:34 »
I don't wish to destroy the thread but I just had to pose what I think is a really difficult one !!







I realize the exact vicinity will be asking just too much...so...just the name of the City will do !!

Take your time...Please do not be embarrassed to ask for clues !!...




Oh my gosh could it be in London? Or maybe California..LOL! Is that right?? LOL! Is that a lovely cupid on that fountain statue??
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« Reply #147 on: 02/12/2007 10:42:10 »
Harrod's

Never been there either.


... hands JimBob a lonely planet guide..... Wouldn't want you getting lost next time you come....


Harrods is pretty -  especially at night if you ask me. The Egyptian escalator is something else entirely...

Neil: could you not find something easier ???

Quite lovely all lit up!
 

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« Reply #148 on: 02/12/2007 15:16:18 »
I don't wish to destroy the thread but I just had to pose what I think is a really difficult one !!

I realize the exact vicinity will be asking just too much...so...just the name of the City will do !!

Take your time...Please do not be embarrassed to ask for clues !!...


Oh my gosh could it be in London? Or maybe California..LOL! Is that right?? LOL! Is that a lovely cupid on that fountain statue??

Correct !!..LONDON it is !!

What gave it away ?

That statue is EROS in Piccadilly Circus http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piccadilly_Circus#Shaftesbury_Memorial_and_Eros


Ok...we should return this thread to Mr BASS now !!
 

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« Reply #149 on: 02/12/2007 17:18:35 »
Cool...Thanks Neily.. lovely historical site!

 

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