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« Reply #50 on: 16/06/2007 19:57:00 »
This peak is in a World Heritage Area and a National Park.
Top of the mountain is 1545 meters.
Lower slopes are in mixed deciduous/conifer rainforest.
You may have a devil of a time figuring this one.

 

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« Reply #51 on: 21/06/2007 20:41:50 »

Where in the world


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« Reply #52 on: 21/06/2007 21:41:46 »
The solent, Neddles?
 

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« Reply #53 on: 21/06/2007 22:35:36 »
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The solent, Neddles?
AFRAID NOT
 

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« Reply #54 on: 22/06/2007 10:20:07 »
Durdle door... :)
 

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« Reply #55 on: 22/06/2007 10:44:34 »
This peak is in a World Heritage Area and a National Park.
Top of the mountain is 1545 meters.
Lower slopes are in mixed deciduous/conifer rainforest.
You may have a devil of a time figuring this one.



If it is a temperate rainforest, then it's most likely to be in the Pacific North-West of North America. "a devil of a time" huh? Is there a place called Satans Lake / Hells Hill.....?
 

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« Reply #56 on: 22/06/2007 11:36:59 »
Diablo Lake in the Cascades?
 

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« Reply #57 on: 22/06/2007 14:40:50 »
Durdle door... :)
To easy for you

The natural arch of Durdle Door has been cut by the sea through the almost vertical Purbeck Caps and the top of the Portland Freestone. From the landward side, as seen here, the Portland Stone is hardly visible and the surfaces which you see here are mainly those of the Purbeck stromatolitic limestones (the Soft Cap), like those of the Fossil Forest. Holes left by late Jurassic trees are visible. The soft Wealden strata, thin here partly because of strike faulting, have been eroded away on this side except for a narrow connecting peninsula protected to some extent by the wall of stone. Originally there was Kimmeridge Clay seaward of Durdle Door but these relatively soft strata have been easily removed by the sea.
http://www.soton.ac.uk/~imw/durdle.htm
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« Reply #58 on: 22/06/2007 17:41:41 »
Wrong continent- in fact, wrong hemisphere.  For us "right-side-uppers", we'd have to quaff our beer "upside-down" while viewing this peak.
 

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« Reply #59 on: 22/06/2007 21:01:48 »
This peak is in a World Heritage Area and a National Park.
Top of the mountain is 1545 meters.
Lower slopes are in mixed deciduous/conifer rainforest.
You may have a devil of a time figuring this one.


Sorry bass it seems i jumped in with my picture before yours had been answered.  [:I]i shall disqualify myself from this one as punishment.

Of course i know the answer to your one, its so easy a baby rocking in a cradle could give you the answer. ;D
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« Reply #60 on: 23/06/2007 04:06:22 »
ukmicky
no offense taken- I'd just as soon see more.
great photo of Durdle Door. Never been there- looks like a geologist's candy shoppe (too many goodies)!
You've got mine solved (you dog)
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« Reply #61 on: 24/06/2007 11:57:25 »
Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves?
 

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« Reply #62 on: 24/06/2007 18:11:17 »
This peak is in a World Heritage Area and a National Park.
Top of the mountain is 1545 meters.
Lower slopes are in mixed deciduous/conifer rainforest.
You may have a devil of a time figuring this one.


This is Cradle Mountain, with Lake Dove in the foreground,in Tasmania, Australia.  Cradle Mountain is one of the distinguishing features of Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, which is part of Tasmainia's World Heritage area.  The mountain was so named because it resembled a "miner's cradle" (small rounded sluice box used by gold miners- they would rock the cradle to pass the gold-bearing gravels over the riffles).  The jagged peaks are made of dolerite- an intrusive rock similar to basalt- that is Jurrasic in age.  These dolerites have large, well developed feldspar crystals, and rare olivine crystals surrounded by finer grained pyroxene.  The dolerite was intruded as a flat-lying sill into Jurrasic sediments (similar sills are found in Africa and Antarctica- they were probably emplaced during the breakup of Gondwana).  Below the Jurrasic sediments (and a several hundred million year unconformity) are highly deformed Archean (>1 billion year old) rocks.
 

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« Reply #63 on: 14/08/2007 17:00:42 »
This one should be easy.
Hint:  This is the largest open pit mine in the world.


photo by Petirrojo
 

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« Reply #64 on: 15/08/2007 12:04:22 »


Chuquicamata?
 

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« Reply #65 on: 19/08/2007 10:58:20 »
Kennecott Copper Mine?
 

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« Reply #66 on: 19/08/2007 18:28:46 »
Chuquicamata it is.  This mine is located in Chile and the area has been mined for centuries for copper.  Anaconda Copper Co. developed the open pit mine.  The mine was nationalized during the presidency of Salvadore Allende in the early 1970's (which proved to be the death knell for Anaconda).  The mine is still controlled by Codelco- the Chilean national copper company.

"Chuqui", like most large copper mines, is a porphyry copper deposit.  The copper is scattered throughout the granitic host rock along small quartz veins and veinlets, and as disseminated copper minerals (copper sulfides) in the host rock (like raisins in rice pudding). 
Note the reddish brown cap overlying the deposit- known as the leach cap- which is primarily iron oxides with little copper and forms due to the effects of weathering.  Just below the leach cap, note the thick dark band in the pit wall- this is an enriched copper zone (the copper leached from weathering is redopisited here)- the primary copper sulfide is chalcocite, which is black.  This dark band, or "chalcocite blanket" is generally the highest grade copper in these types of deposits. 

Porphyry copper deposits are found throughout the world- the biggest and highest grade deposits are in relatively young volcanic regions (in this case the Andes mountains) with desert environments (as you need chemical weathering without too much erosion).
 

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« Reply #67 on: 19/08/2007 22:25:26 »


I'd go to the ends of the earth for you.
 

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« Reply #68 on: 20/08/2007 03:16:44 »
ARRGHH!  That one was too easy for you armchair geographers- but here's another easy one:


It reminds me of crater lake oregon!
 

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« Reply #69 on: 20/08/2007 03:21:17 »
I know its not but it reminded me of it!
 

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« Reply #70 on: 20/08/2007 03:21:42 »


I'd go to the ends of the earth for you.

This is lovely!
 

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« Reply #71 on: 20/08/2007 16:59:24 »
Cape Horn?
 

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« Reply #72 on: 20/08/2007 22:18:49 »
Oh, you cheated!

Yes it is

 

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« Reply #73 on: 25/08/2007 22:27:35 »
Here's one that any good beer drinker should know:
 

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« Reply #74 on: 26/08/2007 17:34:49 »
Deutchland - just where I cannot remember - too much beer
 

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