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Non Life Sciences => Geology, Palaeontology & Archaeology => Topic started by: svartoksen on 23/09/2018 21:11:17

Title: Is this the remains of a Giant's Kettle?
Post by: svartoksen on 23/09/2018 21:11:17
Out walking in a new area the other day, we came across an area where some part of the mountain/rock distinguished itself from the rest.


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We discussed what this could be, why it was so different then the rest, but we are not geologists, and have no answer. Our guess is the remnants of a "Giant's kettle".
Maybe it's imporant for you to know that this is in the middle of Norway :-)

Is this some we can learn more about? What do you see in the pictures? Is it only regular wear and tear?

Thanks for answering! :-)
Title: Re: Is this the remains of a Giant's Kettle?
Post by: chris on 24/09/2018 22:07:26
Those are definitely abrasion marks left during a glacial period. I'm not certain that it's definitely a Giant's Kettle though - it might just be the edge of the glacier, or a point where water was streaming along the side of the glacier; so it's a sort of half giant's kettle!

What do @Bass or @JimBob think?
Title: Re: Is this the remains of a Giant's Kettle?
Post by: svartoksen on 01/10/2018 20:12:36
Thanks for your answer! :-)

We will still be grateful if someone could tell us more about this...if it's possible based on the photos...

Thanks! :-)