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« Reply #225 on: 12/06/2008 01:32:54 »
Been gone to long...

Even though privately owned, this mountain is the highest peak in this part of the mountain range.  The geologic window exposes metamorphic rocks over 1 billion years old.

View from the lake named after this mountain:



View from the top:



The family hiking along the ridgetop (my daughter, wife and I):




hint:  (swinging place if you're in the mile-high club)




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« Reply #226 on: 12/06/2008 01:56:16 »
I don't know where it is but I do know that I also want to own a mountain !
 

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« Reply #227 on: 12/06/2008 02:36:25 »
Yes, Quite beautiful isn,t it? Looks like around here in the mountains. very beautiful.

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« Reply #228 on: 12/06/2008 02:50:49 »
Welcome back Bass!

Metamorphic rocks over a billion years old would probably be Grenville in origin.  The Ouachitas are mostly absent of metamorphism, from my understanding anyway, so my guess would be that these mountains are probably Appalachian (IF theyre located in the States that is).

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« Reply #229 on: 12/06/2008 02:57:47 »
Grandfather Mountain
 

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« Reply #230 on: 12/06/2008 04:07:40 »
ATTABOY frethack

Grandfather Mountain, in northwest North Carolina it is.  Callaway Peak on the Mountain is the highest peak along the Blue Ridge.
The mountain is a major tourist attraction- you can drive to the top and hike over the mile-high swinging bridge.  Also home to the largest highland games in North America (and I've been told 3rd largest in the world, but would have to check this more thoroughly).

The "window" exposes Grenville age metamorphic rocks below the Appalachian thrust block.  There's even some small, high-grade gold deposits on the mountain.

Several years ago, geologists found parallel etch marks on some of the exposed rocks and suggested they were evidence of past glaciation (scour marks).   Turns out they were made by log chains hauling timber over the rocks at the turn of century.
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« Reply #231 on: 12/06/2008 08:16:50 »
Its very very lovely!
 

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« Reply #232 on: 12/06/2008 12:30:14 »
ATTABOY frethack

Grandfather Mountain, in northwest North Carolina it is.  Callaway Peak on the Mountain is the highest peak along the Blue Ridge.
The mountain is a major tourist attraction- you can drive to the top and hike over the mile-high swinging bridge.  Also home to the largest highland games in North America (and I've been told 3rd largest in the world, but would have to check this more thoroughly).

The "window" exposes Grenville age metamorphic rocks below the Appalachian thrust block.  There's even some small, high-grade gold deposits on the mountain.

Several years ago, geologists found parallel etch marks on some of the exposed rocks and suggested they were evidence of past glaciation (scour marks).   Turns out they were made by log chains hauling timber over the rocks at the turn of century.

Hi Bass !!

Welcome back too !!...sorry I didn't realize you've been away cos I have too !!

C'mon then....next one !!
 

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« Reply #233 on: 12/06/2008 23:41:26 »
Welcome back Bass!

Metamorphic rocks over a billion years old would probably be Grenville in origin.  The Ouachitas are mostly absent of metamorphism, from my understanding anyway, so my guess would be that these mountains are probably Appalachian (IF theyre located in the States that is).

Just trying to narrow my search a little...am I getting warmer? 

SORRY GUY - there is a lot about which you need to be educated. it'll happen. Put July 1 on your calender.

hint:

Bass lives in the s.w. corner of Montana

(the Ouachita's have a distinct metamorphic section, even in outcrop, although the outcrop is medium grade at the highest. the subsurface has very high-grade metamorphics, including probable Cambrian-Ellenberger) marbles.
 

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« Reply #234 on: 13/06/2008 01:49:50 »
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(the Ouachita's have a distinct metamorphic section, even in outcrop, although the outcrop is medium grade at the highest. the subsurface has very high-grade metamorphics, including probable Cambrian-Ellenberger) marbles.

I figured, being mountains, that they had subsurface metamorphism, but I thought that I remembered reading that the Ouachitas were known for having few metamorphic outcrops.  Youre right, much to learn.  Luckily I will have a benevolent teacher  ;D
 

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« Reply #235 on: 13/06/2008 02:26:52 »
true, my son
 

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« Reply #236 on: 13/06/2008 04:04:33 »
Name this lake:

Hint: this lake sets several records



Small harbor on the lake


Freshwater seal
 

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« Reply #237 on: 13/06/2008 14:41:39 »
Loch Ness, Scotland btw as far as I know it is the deepest lake in the world??????
 

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« Reply #238 on: 13/06/2008 16:16:55 »
right hemisphere, wrong continent- are there seals in Loch Ness?  (I assume Nessy would've consumed them long ago)
 

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« Reply #239 on: 13/06/2008 17:37:58 »
Is Nessie Real?? Or just a wonderful myth set up by an ancient
grainy photo. I reckon the latter
 

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« Reply #240 on: 13/06/2008 18:04:17 »
right hemisphere, wrong continent- are there seals in Loch Ness?  (I assume Nessy would've consumed them long ago)

Lake Tahoe ?


I'm thinking water speed records !
 

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« Reply #241 on: 14/06/2008 05:39:32 »
still on the wrong continent- the seal should be a giveaway (as in- a lake with seals may be unique?)
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« Reply #242 on: 14/06/2008 06:23:58 »
Lake Baikal, Siberia???
 

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« Reply #243 on: 14/06/2008 21:32:43 »
I knew I could count on Karen!

Lake Baikal, in Siberia, is the deepest freshwater lake in world, is the lake with the greatest volume of freshwater, and is the oldest lake in the world.  Also, the only habitat for freshwater seals.
 

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« Reply #244 on: 27/08/2008 03:02:51 »
ooooh I got it right! HEE HEE Hee.. I forgot I had posted here!
 

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« Reply #245 on: 27/08/2008 04:56:18 »
Is this real? I can't find any information about it..

tis pretty though..

 

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« Reply #246 on: 27/08/2008 15:38:57 »
FAKE! - the waves are on the protected side of the star-shape island. That doesn't happen in nature.
 

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« Reply #247 on: 27/08/2008 19:47:22 »
Yes that one looks fake but here at this link it reminded me of this Prince who is building man made islands off from Arabia I believe.. There is a star Island too in his commissions.. Here is the link!

http://www.google.com/search?q=man+made+islands&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=com.ubuntu:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

You can just type in man made islands and find them also.. in the google bar!
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« Reply #248 on: 12/09/2008 01:07:44 »
This lake is near a National Park and was created by a catastrophic geologic event.




 

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« Reply #249 on: 12/09/2008 01:27:41 »
Its beautiful.. But I have no Idea!
 

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