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« Reply #200 on: 18/02/2008 01:02:04 »
Get your surfboard!

This is a natural formation in Archean (2+ billion year old) granite.  The unusual formation, and staining, are caused by water erosion.  About 50 feet high and 350 feet in length.





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« Reply #201 on: 29/02/2008 19:04:34 »
All this time and no guesses.

Wave Rock in Australia.
 

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« Reply #202 on: 29/02/2008 20:41:33 »
Oh - didn't even  notice it. My sincerest apologies.
 

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« Reply #203 on: 02/03/2008 15:13:01 »
All this time and no guesses.

Wave Rock in Australia.

I knew that!!! shame i've been away!
 

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« Reply #204 on: 07/03/2008 17:32:03 »
More Granite.

Where is it?


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« Reply #205 on: 07/03/2008 23:18:12 »
I didn't notice the wave rock one either.. shame cause it's right around the corner from me (geologically speaking ;) )
 

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« Reply #206 on: 15/03/2008 18:00:45 »
Enchanting!  My guess is someplace in Texas based on vegatation and people's dress.
 

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« Reply #207 on: 16/03/2008 00:00:59 »
Yeh, you got it Bass. Enchanted Rock in Texas.

So see the next one - cannon ball rocks.

 

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« Reply #208 on: 16/03/2008 00:03:12 »
First this picture,





Then this one.





Where in the world is it?
 

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« Reply #209 on: 16/03/2008 18:57:03 »
Cannonball concreations.

I dont know where they are but i feel as its me i deserve half a mark for knowing what they are actually called. :D
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« Reply #210 on: 16/03/2008 22:29:52 »
I'll think about it.
 

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« Reply #211 on: 17/03/2008 16:17:20 »
Looks to be a bad land, what with no vegatation and cannonballs lying all about.  Teddy would be so proud!

(I cheated, I visited this spot on a field trip in the past year!)

Also seen similar "cannonballs" in Canyonlands, Utah
 

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« Reply #212 on: 17/03/2008 16:28:39 »
Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota Badlands.

 

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« Reply #213 on: 18/03/2008 04:15:24 »
Here's one in a nearby state.  This spot straddles two wilderness areas, is especially well known for rock climbing and can be very lonesome, as you can see.



 

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« Reply #214 on: 23/03/2008 23:58:54 »
One might think these towers resemble the Tetons.  Same state, different mountain range.
 

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« Reply #215 on: 24/03/2008 23:39:37 »
Beartooths? Wind River? The Laramie's don't fit the bill and there is only one mountain mountiam in the Beartooth's that looks like a bear tooth. So educated guess, Wind River Range.
 

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« Reply #216 on: 25/03/2008 15:22:38 »
Wind River Range it is!  This is the Cirque of the Towers with Lonesome Lake in the foreground (bottom picture).  The prominent peak on the right is Pingora, which I climbed eons ago with a group of mountaineers.  Other prominent peaks are Wolf's Head, Warbonnet, Mitchell Peak and Lizard Head.  Awesome fishing in the lakes all through the Wind River Range.
 

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« Reply #217 on: 30/03/2008 04:58:04 »
An easy one




 

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« Reply #218 on: 02/04/2008 23:28:17 »
looks coastal, but with mountains in the background.
 

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« Reply #219 on: 03/04/2008 00:52:57 »
Hint: It is a place dear to the heart of several geologists I know.
 

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« Reply #220 on: 05/04/2008 18:51:01 »
DO YOU NEED ANY MORE CLEAR HINTS, BASS??????


 

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« Reply #221 on: 06/04/2008 05:39:31 »
Sorry JimBob- I should have recognized that right away!  Shows you how observant a geologist can be. [B)]

By way of weak protest, that's a really dark photo.

Clark Fork River, just above the Higgins St. Bridge.

Tomorrow is the last day of ski season [:-'(]  since I'll be focused elsewhere, I'm mostly gone until the end of the month, will check back in when I can. 
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« Reply #222 on: 06/04/2008 08:07:09 »
Man, can't even recognize the town he lives in - actually he live in another town in the suburbs.

It is a picture of the Clear Fork River and downtown Missoula, Montana at sunset. The green arrow is pointed to the ridge Bass's house hides behind on the other side of town.


You know, I can find my  way home in the dark!!!! WITHOUT a map!

 

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« Reply #223 on: 07/04/2008 02:12:48 »
(hangs head in shame)

That is an old picture- alot more buildings along the river now.  (I know, I doth protest too much)

Since that photo looks to the west, the town I live in is actually out of the picture on the left hand side- just below Lolo Peak.  But I still should have recognized the photo.

Photo of Lolo Peak from Missoula, I live between the ridge in the foreground and the peakl

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« Reply #224 on: 07/04/2008 04:02:51 »
It is beautiful country - too bad you will miss part of the spring there.

And never fear, I'll hold down the fort with mis-information until your return, oh Wise One.
 

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