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Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 11/05/2007 17:37:04
A place to post pictures of famous to obscure places from around the globe and see who can figure out the location. 
Don't know how to make this a "sticky" topic- perhaps one of the moderators can help?

Here's a start

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Title: Where in the world?
Post by: neilep on 11/05/2007 17:39:51
I don't know where it is but I do know I want to go there !!  (I think I do...it could look a little menacing)

Looks Swiss or Germanic....
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Karen W. on 11/05/2007 17:43:05
Is that the alps in the background?
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: that mad man on 11/05/2007 18:24:42
I have a feeling its somewhere in China!
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: another_someone on 11/05/2007 19:31:00
I don't know where it is but I do know I want to go there !!  (I think I do...it could look a little menacing)

Looks Swiss or Germanic....

Pretty sure it is not Germany.

Switzerland did occur to me too, although the hotel complex (if that is what it is) does look a little bit too large for what the Swiss would normally build.

I would guess maybe just as likely somewhere in the USA (the rockies or alike).
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob on 11/05/2007 21:05:36
Lake Como, Italian Alps
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: another_someone on 11/05/2007 21:12:22
Lake Como, Italian Alps

I can imagine the Italians building that kind of hotel - much easier than the Swiss.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: paul.fr on 11/05/2007 22:01:07
Somwhere in Canada?
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob on 11/05/2007 22:47:43
I very well could be Banff or outside of Calgary. The thrusting does look more Canadian. The roof of the building isn't terracotta red. And Lake Como is rather built up.  the fir tree --- hummm?
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: neilep on 11/05/2007 23:41:03
I don't know where it is but I do know I want to go there !!  (I think I do...it could look a little menacing)

Looks Swiss or Germanic....

Pretty sure it is not Germany.

Switzerland did occur to me too, although the hotel complex (if that is what it is) does look a little bit too large for what the Swiss would normally build.

I would guess maybe just as likely somewhere in the USA (the rockies or alike).

I just thought it might be the Black Forest...but why are ewe ' pretty sure ' it's not Germany ?
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 12/05/2007 01:46:31
JimBob is on the right track- I thought the ski runs in the background would be a dead giveaway.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: another_someone on 12/05/2007 02:02:07
I just thought it might be the Black Forest...but why are ewe ' pretty sure ' it's not Germany ?

That kind of alpine mountain only really exists in Germany around Bavaria (the Black Forest has high hills, but they are not really rocky mountains).  The only major lake I can think of in Germany (along the German/Swiss/Austrian border) that is alpine in nature would be Lake Constance.  I am not actually familiar with Lake Constance, but somehow I thought it did not look right for that (Lake Constance is huge - the third largest lake in Europe - and that looks too small a lake for that).

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Even there, it looks like the German side is more arable land, and the rocky mountain faces seem more to be on the Swiss side (also the lake would have quite a current, being a part of the Rhine - whereas the lake there seemed to be fairly still - although one can never be sure).
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Karen W. on 12/05/2007 03:49:36
It is really quite Lovely!
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob on 12/05/2007 18:53:35
I would have dashed out at first and said it was the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, but I seem to remember a red roof. And I do not remember ski runs on Pikes Peak. Of course, I haven't been through there in a while so perhaps it is.

Title: Where in the world?
Post by: jysk on 12/05/2007 19:11:43
If I'm right, then JimBob is very warm. Looks like Lake Louise to me. Lake Louise is a beautiful resort in Banff National Park, Alberta in the Canadian Rockies.

And I'm sure that's a Spruce tree in the forground.

Mike
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 12/05/2007 22:55:34
Correct you are Mike- Lake Louise and the famous Lake Louise Lodge.  Viewed from above the water is beautiful emerald green color from the glacial silt.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: jysk on 13/05/2007 06:00:57
Sooooo, along with the obvious free trip to Lake Louise, do I win the luggage too?

Mike
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Post by: Bass on 13/05/2007 23:02:26
Here's another one:

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(Shot at dusk, dead trees in foreground are a hint)
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob on 14/05/2007 02:49:06
This is too easy!

Rest of you think 1980.

Title: Where in the world?
Post by: another_someone on 14/05/2007 04:53:35
We are not talking about Mt. St. Helens are we?
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: DoctorBeaver on 14/05/2007 11:05:55
We are not talking about Mt. St. Helens are we?

I do believe we are
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 14/05/2007 17:01:21
ARRGHH!  That one was too easy for you armchair geographers- but here's another easy one:
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Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Batroost on 14/05/2007 18:16:37
Is that natural or is it a bomb crater?
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: another_someone on 14/05/2007 18:28:16
I assume it is an atoll - but to me, one atoll looks like another.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 14/05/2007 22:43:14
Natural, and not a Pacific atoll.  The feature in question is the large (visible from space, or so I was told) dark blue circle in the center.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob on 15/05/2007 01:49:29
Ocean Hole, Bahamas - or one of the other now drowned sink holes there-in.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 16/05/2007 01:56:49
Close- also a famous dive spot
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: ukmicky on 16/05/2007 20:55:44
Bass

I'll make it a sticky for a while to see how well it does. If it does well we will see if it warrants permanant sticky status.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 17/05/2007 20:26:09
ukmicky
Thanks- hopefully other folks will post some of their favorite (but still recognizable) places.

Last photo was of the Great Blue Hole in Belize in the Caribbean.  As JimBob mentioned, this formed as a sinkhole (karst) during the ice age when sea levels were several hundred feet lower (similar to several smaller sinkholes that have opened up in Florida the last few years, gobbling up cars, businesses and homes in the process).  Had the opportunity to dive here 20 or so years ago, incredibly beautiful.  While diving, my wife enjoyed the beach life and took out several large life insurance policies on me- pity her gamble didn't pay off! [:o]
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 17/05/2007 20:36:13
How about this one?
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Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob on 19/05/2007 21:24:29
I can't remember the name but it is an island off the coast of Portugal.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 20/05/2007 17:15:55
Couple of hints:
Part of a small group of volcanic islands
One of the most unique ecosystems on earth
If a dog is man's best friend, this arch is named for the person who made the beagle famous.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: ichnos on 23/05/2007 22:00:52
you give it away.. Darwin arch?...Galapagas islands?... i wish and dream.... [:)]
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: ichnos on 23/05/2007 22:19:23
where/what is/are this/these?!
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 25/05/2007 22:20:41
Wow, spectacular!  I've seen similar formations in Turkey, and also in parts of the southwest US and in Mexico- but the vegatation and architecture looks wrong for all those places.  Italy perhaps?
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: ukmicky on 26/05/2007 00:27:05
Nice picture ,i just hope they never have an earthquakes
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob on 26/05/2007 20:52:28
I would call them flat irons - the term here in the US. They are formed when strata is tilted. Can be at any degree from horizontal, just so long as there is a competent layer to be left after prolonged erosion. These are apparently vertical.

As for place - hard to tell. If the red color is from the sunset, then the rocks could be any color from neutral grey-white to red.

Like Bass I would guess from the architecture italy, but since you have been to northern Spain, probably there.

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Post by: kdlynn on 27/05/2007 02:55:08
i can't see the picture, but i just saw some red flat irons last week, so it may not be a reflection
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Karen W. on 27/05/2007 19:41:35
i can't see the picture, but i just saw some red flat irons last week, so it may not be a reflection

Actually Kadie it looks much like one of your pictures! LOL I must go look again..LOL
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Karen W. on 27/05/2007 19:54:37
It is your red flat Iron Picture..LOL
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: kdlynn on 27/05/2007 20:01:37
oh how weird. ha ha ha
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Karen W. on 27/05/2007 21:29:25
LOL LOL...Kadie LOL..You are so Funny..LOL HEE HEE HEE!
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: ichnos on 28/05/2007 13:35:07
err.. whats a flat iron? like an iron for ironing clothes?!  [???] they're Los Mallos de Riglos near Huesca in north Spain. They're alluvial fan deposits sourced from the Pyrenees - really beautiful and the view from the top is stunning with beautiful eagles and vultures... [:)]
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Karen W. on 28/05/2007 17:07:34
WHat are you seeing That I am not..what are alluvial fan deposits  a stretch of land somewhere I have heard of the alluvial fan just recently I saw a picture .. how does that relate to these massive rocks..?
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 28/05/2007 18:31:14
Flat irons are geologic formations where tilted beds are eroded leaving triangular shaped cliffs and steep ridges
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Iceberg Ridge, Arizona

In Ichnos' photo, the alluvial fan deposit bedding is close to horizontal- so these are not true "flat-irons" even though they look like several of the classical flat-irons here in the southwest U.S.  Alluvial refers to water-deposited, and alluvial fans are most common in dry (desert-like) areas prone to flash floods.  In areas of steep relief, these flash floods quickly erode lots of material, which is then deposited when the flood waters reach gentler slopes below- in this case, as Ichnos stated, at the base of the Pyrenes Mountains.  Given time, alluvial fans can grow to thousands of feet thick.

Your photo gives me wanderlust once again!
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Karen W. on 28/05/2007 19:04:09
Thanks Bass!! Nice picture also!
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob on 28/05/2007 20:41:53
Here is a picture from Texas Tech University of the first flat irons I ever say. They are in the Marathon Basin of the Big Bend area of Texas. The picture is of a breached anticline. The white flat irons are formed by the highly erosion resistant Silurian (???? some date it Silurian to Mississippian or Lower Carboniferous) Caballos Novaculite. In the middle of the anticline are the Maravillas Limestone and the Woods Hollow Shale. The weathering has left the more competent Caballos standing while the older Ordovician rocks have been eroded away. They are at 35°-40° and much more spectacular up close.

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CREDIT -- http://www.gesc.ttu.edu/FT/GEOSCI_FT_BBF04.html

Novaculite is a highly indurated silicate of probable deep basin origin, although it's considered by a few to be a history of volcanic ash. The radiolarian fossils and algae found in it argue strongly for it having first been a radiolarioan ooze. It is also overlain by a very coarse, progradational deep sea conglomerate, The Tesnus formation. Wonderful place to do field work.

Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 02/06/2007 06:24:42
Closer to home (for many of you):

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Title: Where in the world?
Post by: ichnos on 04/06/2007 16:41:00
giant's causeway - Northern Ireland - beautiful  [:)]
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 04/06/2007 17:02:49
correct again-
The rock here is columnar basalt (volcanic)- when the lava flow is thick enough to allow slow cooling, shrinking during cooling forms columns with the hexagonal shapes shown.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass 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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Title: Where in the world?
Post by: ukmicky on 21/06/2007 20:41:50

Where in the world


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Title: Where in the world?
Post by: jolly on 21/06/2007 21:41:46
The solent, Neddles?
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Post by: ukmicky on 21/06/2007 22:35:36
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The solent, Neddles?
AFRAID NOT
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: ichnos on 22/06/2007 10:20:07
Durdle door... [:)]
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: dentstudent 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.

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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.....?
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: dentstudent on 22/06/2007 11:36:59
Diablo Lake in the Cascades?
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: ukmicky on 22/06/2007 14:40:50
Durdle door... [:)]
To easy for you
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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
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass 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.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: ukmicky 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.

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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]
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass 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)
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: dentstudent on 24/06/2007 11:57:25
Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves?
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass 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.

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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.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 14/08/2007 17:00:42
This one should be easy.
Hint:  This is the largest open pit mine in the world.
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photo by Petirrojo
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: dentstudent on 15/08/2007 12:04:22
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Chuquicamata?
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: frethack on 19/08/2007 10:58:20
Kennecott Copper Mine?
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass 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).
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob on 19/08/2007 22:25:26
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I'd go to the ends of the earth for you.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Karen W. on 20/08/2007 03:16:44
ARRGHH!  That one was too easy for you armchair geographers- but here's another easy one:
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It reminds me of crater lake oregon!
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Karen W. on 20/08/2007 03:21:17
I know its not but it reminded me of it!
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Karen W. on 20/08/2007 03:21:42
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I'd go to the ends of the earth for you.

This is lovely!
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 20/08/2007 16:59:24
Cape Horn?
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob on 20/08/2007 22:18:49
Oh, you cheated!

Yes it is

Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 25/08/2007 22:27:35
Here's one that any good beer drinker should know:
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Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob on 26/08/2007 17:34:49
Deutchland - just where I cannot remember - too much beer
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 26/08/2007 19:08:00
At least you could remember the country! LOL

There must be other hop lovers out there that can identify the locale.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: paul.fr on 26/08/2007 19:39:39
Munich - at the Oktoberfest, possibly
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 27/08/2007 05:07:31
correct and correct
This, of course, is the famous Glockenspiel in Munich, which puts on a show 3 times a day during Oktoberfest.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: paul.fr on 31/08/2007 21:40:14
Is there a new place to guess on it's way?
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 31/08/2007 23:59:11
Feel free to post your own favorite spots...

This composite cone is the tallest of 3 similar volcanos near a resort town.  In 2001, geologists detected a bulge growing on the flank of this volcano- which continues to slowly grow.  Name the state and mountain.

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USGS photo
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: paul.fr on 01/09/2007 00:07:22
Colorado...?
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: paul.fr on 01/09/2007 00:16:18
washington, Mount St. Helens?

How many guesses can i have?
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 01/09/2007 05:51:43
as many as it takes, but no, no and no.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 04/09/2007 00:27:46
I have 3 sisters and all three of them could identify this mountain.  And one lives on the east coast (US), nowhere near here.

(woohoo, that was 250 and another star!)
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob on 04/09/2007 00:59:45
Gee Bass - is this one of the three sisters in Oregon huh, huh, huh????
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 04/09/2007 01:45:21
you got it, which one?
(and I really do have 3 sisters)
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: paul.fr on 04/09/2007 01:47:49
cryptic geologists......

And i think Neil lives near (ish) to 7 sisters!
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob on 04/09/2007 02:46:46
I would need to check with the Cascades Volcanic Observatory site but I think - not  sure - it is the south one that is being watched most intensely.

Here is the link for those with more energy than I have.

http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/

Info will be in the summary area somewhere.

Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 06/09/2007 00:13:02
South Sister is correct.  The 3 volcanoes are known as the Three Sisters, and include North, Middle and South Sister, all located in the Oregon Cascades near Bend.  Also nearby are Mt. Bachelor- another volcano turned into ski area, and Newberry Caldera.
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The Three Sisters, South Sister in foreground.

South Sister is the youngest of the Three Sisters stratovolcanos, last erupting around 1500 years ago.  Satellite interferometry detected a bulge, probably caused by rising magma, in 2000-2001.  Since then, the southwest side of South Sister has been the epicenter of numerous small earthquakes and the bulge has continued growing, suggesting an eruption in the near future.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 09/09/2007 17:53:27
This near equatorial volcano sits in a national park that bears its name.
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Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 23/09/2007 03:46:16
Wow, this must have been tougher than I thought it would be.

The volcano is Mount Longonot (or Oloonong'ot in the native language- means "many ridges")  Located in Longonot National Park in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya.  Similar to Crater Lake (except no lake), this caldera collapsed into 10km wide caldera.  The volcanic rock is trachyte, which is a low quartz, high alkalai (meaning- weird) lava.  There is a trail that goes clear around the rim and is a popular tourist destination.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Karen W. on 23/09/2007 04:05:59
That is very cool To see one without water. How does it compare in size to crater lake?
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 23/09/2007 04:21:54
both are around 10 km in diameter

(we're gonna make a geologist out of you yet, Karen) [:o]
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Karen W. on 01/10/2007 06:13:24
Wow So that one is the same size. They look so different without water!
So why does this one have no water Bass?? Why does crater lake have water or did we talk about that already!
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Karen W. on 01/10/2007 06:14:37
I guess that water is not just naturally occuring in a crater it must have to do with location weather underground springs etc..?????
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Alandriel on 07/10/2007 22:08:04
I know I'm just a n00b and all but may I give you one to guess from my corner of the world?
***batts eyelashes - sorry, I just love rocks!!***
(and if not then I ask a kind mod to just bazook this post - much obliged)

(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.about.ch%2Fcantons%2Fbern%2Feiger-moench-jungfrau.jpg&hash=e0c6066820bf6722f9885944044156f6)
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob on 11/10/2007 03:19:04
OK, let's play detective. I went the long way round. Your last name on your photos is Middle Eastern, but that is not always a good indication of origin. Then I looked at your introduction of yourself to the forum and saw you were Swiss. It for sure isn't Mont Blank - that's Italian-French. I then decided to see if I could read the writing in the lower right corner.  I can but not much there. THEN I sat bac to try to look some more and there it was right on the screen. The famous trio of mountains eiger-moench-jungfrau.jpg

You are making it too easy on us. Please read Neils How-To on posting pictures on the forum, the famous monograph found at

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=2893.0

And in the future, please remember to change the name of the picture so as not to give it away.  In a year or two, you may catch on to what is going on here and fool even me!!!

(mumbles to himself - now who am I kidding with that - took me forever to find that link name, I must be plain stupid. It is always the FIRST thing to do with new members - just stop posting this detective coprolitic material. Get a life! (https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fbestsmileys.com%2Fdrooling%2F2.gif&hash=e2e737eea93785a3ed6a69bba615b04c) )

"Coprolite" is the new word for today on the forum, by the way.

OH, It will NOT be deleted. It is beautiful.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 11/10/2007 05:28:07
Wow So that one is the same size. They look so different without water!
So why does this one have no water Bass?? Why does crater lake have water or did we talk about that already!

Sorry- haven't had time to answer- been busy with work.  Made the mistake of going out into the Idaho woods to stake claims on the first day of hunting season.  Luckily, I didn't come home with any new holes in my body.

Crater Lake is in the rainforests of the Cascades- gets lots of precipitation.  Longonot is located in the great rift valley of Kenya, a semi-arid region.  Too dry to hold water.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 11/10/2007 05:55:54
beautiful photo Alandriel.  Never been there- but after seeing the photo I'm ready to go.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: DoctorBeaver on 11/10/2007 09:50:11
This is a REAL crater! 19km diameter, 600m deep. But where is it?

(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi148.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fs26%2FDoctorBeaver%2Fthe_crater.jpg&hash=92590577e2b4a8dedfbc040157276a5e)

Some clues:-

1) As it is so difficult to get in & out of the crater, many of the animals are in danger of dying out due to inbreeding.

2) The common name of this crater translates as "Big hole"; although in another language native to the area it is "Home (or Land) of the Fire God".

3) The lake in the middle is very alkaline.

(technically it is a caldera, not a crater)
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 11/10/2007 16:57:55
I visited this crater back in the early 80's, but I had to pull out my old slides to be sure it was the same place.  I recall seeing lots of wildlife, including predators.  At that time, it had just recently been named as a World Heritage Site by the UN- mostly due to it's unique animal population.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: DoctorBeaver on 11/10/2007 17:07:06
It became a conservation area in 1959 and a Heritage site in 1979.

I've been there a few times and cresting the rim always takes my breath away (although that may be due to the altitude & my chest problems  [:D] )

There is more wildlife there per km2 than anywhere else on the continent. However, there is 1 spectacular animal that is noticably absent. Any ideas which & why?
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Alandriel on 11/10/2007 17:31:05
hmmmmmm it's not beavers that's for sure  [;D]

Sorry, just coulnd't resists to post as I need to address a few things. No worries though you'll definitely  see me (not) lurking here a lot more than posting. You people know wayyyyyy too much - so every once and so often I'll pester you with some n00b questions - just so that you won't get too smug  [;)] [;D]


Sir Jim Bob
I'm deeply sorry I gave you such a run about. .... and all for nothing in the end
I meant to make it easy, after all, Swiss mountains, apart from the Matterhorn which is easily recognizable on branded Swiss chocolate, are not very well known.

You see
my reasons for not attaching the picture was due to consideration of bandwidth bills that the generous owners / operators of this faaaabulous MB have to meet

and I know that can hurt

I was too lazy at that point to reupload/rename the piccie to photobucket
I shall mend my ways I promise

**** hangs head in shame ******


....

and now back to your regular scheduled program  [;D]

(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi231.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fee205%2Falandriel00%2Fstuff%2Fthe_crater-1.jpg&hash=04cff85209122f994b757bf98c25000c)
this time with IMG tags ~ no nasty bandwidth bills


Fire mountain you say...... sounds very hawaii-ish

but I'm sure it's not THAT simple  [:-\] goes and sits on a comfy fence......

****eagerly awaits outcome *******
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: DoctorBeaver on 11/10/2007 18:04:52
Not "Fire mountain. "Home (or Land) of the Fire God".
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob on 11/10/2007 18:41:28
Ngorogoro or some un-spellable African click-language name. I remember see a special about the inbreeding of the lions in this crater.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: DoctorBeaver on 11/10/2007 18:51:48
Ngorongoro (Tanzania) it is! Well done, JimBob.

The lions are especially badly hit by the reduced gene pool. They have become lethargic & a bit loopy. Other lions have been brought in from outside to try to bolster the gene pool.

1 animal that is conspicuous by its absence is the giraffe. They can't make the ascent from the outside; yet, strangely enough, there are rhinos in Ngorongoro.

Ngorongoro is Maa (the Maasai language) for "big hole". I hate to disappoint you, JimBob, but Maa isn't a click language. Indeed, it's not a Bantu language at all. It is, in fact, Nilotic. The Maasai (along with the Samburu, Turkana & some other lesser-known Kenyan tribes, plus the Ugandan Karamoja) migrated south from Sudan and largely displaced the indigenous Bantu tribes from northern & central Kenya.

Tha Maasai split into 2 factions - farmers & pastoralists. These 2 factions hated each other for various reasons and there was a massacre at Olduvai Gorge which resulted in many Maa migrating further south into southern Kenya & northern Tanzania. But this is not the place for a history of East African tribes.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob on 12/10/2007 04:38:59

Ngorongoro is Maa (the Maasai language) for "big hole". I hate to disappoint you, JimBob, but Maa isn't a click language. Indeed, it's not a Bantu language at all. It is, in fact, Nilotic. The Maasai (along with the Samburu, Turkana & some other lesser-known Kenyan tribes, plus the Ugandan Karamoja) migrated south from Sudan and largely displaced the indigenous Bantu tribes from northern & central Kenya.

Tha Maasai split into 2 factions - farmers & pastoralists. These 2 factions hated each other for various reasons and there was a massacre at Olduvai Gorge which resulted in many Maa migrating further south into southern Kenya & northern Tanzania. But this is not the place for a history of East African tribes.

No it isn't but where the heck would you put it? It is very interesting and I have been enlightened by the facts.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: DoctorBeaver on 12/10/2007 07:40:25
Much of it is pretty vague as the stories have been passed down orally. There are no written records.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 12/11/2007 18:37:11
Interesting geologic story

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(will cite internet source of photo later)
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob on 12/11/2007 20:44:59
Hint:

If you eat one of these rock piles you will feel hungry again in a few hours. Not the "stick to your ribs" type of rock pile.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Alandriel on 12/11/2007 21:49:36

No idea about eating rock piles (except for the chocolate hills but those don't look like your pic)...

My guess
Mountains along the Yangtze River (in Pinyin, Chang Jiang)~ China
Much of that landscape has changed though since the dam....
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 12/11/2007 23:54:35
China it is!  These "rock piles" are just outside the city of Guilin.

Now the $0.64 question- How did they form?
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Alandriel on 16/11/2007 14:00:21
It wouldn't by any chance be *this*:


Geologists recently discovered four splendid natural bridges on a 1-km path—a world geological wonder—in Xing’an County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region,according to a 2001 issue of Beijing Review.

The bridges in Guilin range in height from 40 to 100 meters, and are 30-60 meters wide. Splendid, peculiar, dangerous, enchanting and elegant, they are formed by natural karst caves linked to each other. Experts from the Karst Geology Research Institute under the Chinese Academy of Geology noted that the type of natural bridges in Baishi are rarely seen elsewhere in China.


If I'm right (and the $ 0.64 are MINE  [;D]) there is still lots to fill in on the HOW and WHEN (probably not the WHY)
I hope you'll delight us, Bass, before the weekend is out  [:)]
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Karen W. on 16/11/2007 14:11:53

Interesting geologic story

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(will cite internet source of photo later)
thats in china.. I think it is a carbonate rock like lime stone and two or three other components.. It has been too long and I cant remember the other stuff but limestone stands out in my head... was'nt.. It seemed like karsist or Carsh  I can't remember how it was spelled... but it was something like that.. the rocks were really cool! I think it was once part of a big mountain.. but I can't remember the details..

Supposed to be kind of a subtropical place.. with temperatures that fluctuate if I recall.

Thats is a beautiful picture bass!
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Karen W. on 18/11/2007 10:11:14
OK Where is this??

(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi17.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fb73%2Fkarenw44%2FCraterlakeetcetc-52.jpg&hash=f57df39cf43b2aff3b43cc7c0ad246c0)
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 19/11/2007 20:16:24
Based on the rocks visible in the background (look volcanic), the trees (alpine spruce and fir), and the dry open areas- my guess would be somewhere in the Cascade Mountains- the roped off parking lot suggests some sort of park or monument.  Crater Lake, perhaps?
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Karen W. on 19/11/2007 20:19:13
LOL LOL I think you are right .. LOL Periodically I will throw one in but they will all be crater lake because that is the only place I went of any value! LOL! Good Job! LOL!
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 19/11/2007 20:43:24
It wouldn't by any chance be *this*:


Geologists recently discovered four splendid natural bridges on a 1-km path—a world geological wonder—in Xing’an County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region,according to a 2001 issue of Beijing Review.

The bridges in Guilin range in height from 40 to 100 meters, and are 30-60 meters wide. Splendid, peculiar, dangerous, enchanting and elegant, they are formed by natural karst caves linked to each other. Experts from the Karst Geology Research Institute under the Chinese Academy of Geology noted that the type of natural bridges in Baishi are rarely seen elsewhere in China.


If I'm right (and the $ 0.64 are MINE  [;D]) there is still lots to fill in on the HOW and WHEN (probably not the WHY)
I hope you'll delight us, Bass, before the weekend is out  [:)]


Quote from: Karen W
thats in china.. I think it is a carbonate rock like lime stone and two or three other components.. It has been too long and I cant remember the other stuff but limestone stands out in my head... was'nt.. It seemed like karsist or Carsh  I can't remember how it was spelled... but it was something like that.. the rocks were really cool! I think it was once part of a big mountain.. but I can't remember the details..

Karst it is! Karst topography is formed when limestone and dolomites are dissolved underground, forming extensive caverns, sinkholes and collapse structures.  The toothlike "peaks" are remnants of limestone that have not yet collapsed.  China's karst terrains require special geological conditions.  First, a considerable thickness of hard limestones (in this case, Devonian limestones- which means that they're a bit older than JimBob).  Second, dramatic recent uplift of the land- otherwise the area would be more flattened by erosion.  The uplift was provided by active plate tectonics.  Lastly, abundant warm rainfall, which this area gets during the monsoon season.  As rain forms, it interacts with CO2 and SO2 in the area, becoming slightly acidic.  Slightly acidic waters easily dissolve the carbonate minerals in limestone- creating caves and karst topography over tens of thousands of years.
The karst terrrain is known as fenglin "isolated peak forests" and fengcong "peak clusters".
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Karen W. on 19/11/2007 20:50:18
Thats the right spelling! K A R S T!!! YAYYYYYYYY! Now if I can commit it and the rest of the info to memory I might remember it all next time!.. I seen pictures of this a couple years ago, lots more pictures it was very interesting looking formations and their making actually baffled me and still does! Thanks Bass!
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Alandriel on 19/11/2007 20:59:10
Karst it is - fantastic stuff! - Must add that to my places to go see before I die

Heheheh - you can transfer the $0.64 to my account in Switzerland!  [;)] [;D]


Now - how about *this* ?

(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi231.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fee205%2Falandriel00%2Fplaces%2F600.jpg&hash=e734c2ef83f123b157622f152245bc31)

Knowing me you've already got a pretty good geographical fix so I'm not going to give you any furter tips.....



Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 19/11/2007 22:56:49
As Dorothy said "I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore"

Not exactly the Swiss Alps either?

Saudi Arabia has numerous caves and sinkholes.  The only one I've visited is Dharb al Najem, much larger than the sinkhole in your picture.  Perhaps yours is in the Ma'aqala area?

Send your Swiss account number and password, and I'll post the $0.64 forthwith.   [::)]
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob on 20/11/2007 01:28:40

...... (in this case, Devonian limestones- which means that they're a bit older than JimBob). 


OK, you really do not want to get to the real me, do you Bass? I am a placoderm. Here is a picture of me taken by the daughter of AL Gore

(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi38.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fe111%2Fgeezer69%2Fdunkle.gif&hash=6fa9b64a469aa4dcc6bea423e8cf9541) (not!)

and an artist's rendering of my upcoming plastic surgery results.

(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi38.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fe111%2Fgeezer69%2Fdunkle2.gif&hash=33e31ddf659aaeb5e945320936004b44)  (not!)
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 20/11/2007 03:33:16
Trembling, retreats into the corner...sucking thumb-
hopes not to anger the JimBob.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Alandriel on 21/11/2007 17:34:38
Oh oh - JimBob is extinct!

 [;D]

Account # 12445566 at UBS Geneva will do Bass - thanyouverymuch

nah!

On second thought: get a lolly for the neighbor's kid and say HI from me
(hope you won't get arrested or something)
I *was* kidding of course you know with the $ 0.64


Saudi Arabia - real close; but not quite.  [;D]

This one is in Oman - location with no name really, only a km sign off the road somewhere south of Musqat.
What is a sinkwhole really and how is it formed?


Dharb al Najem sounds interesting. You don't by any chance have a piccie (I must go google that one and find out more).
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 21/11/2007 18:45:38
Most sinkholes, though certainly not all, are related to karst processes.  Limestone is dissolved by slightly acidic water- most rainwater is slightly acidic due to carbonic acid (reaction with CO2).  As the rainwater seeps into fractures, cracks, or along bedding planes of limestones it creates caverns, especially where the limestone is underlain or overlain by impermeable rocks like shales.  Eventually, some caverns get large enough that the roof starts to collapse.  Caverns that are at or slightly above the water table are more susecptible to roof collapse, especially during dry periods.  As the roof continues to collapse, it eventually makes its way to the surface, causing a sinkhole.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass 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.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 21/11/2007 19:23:46
Really messed up rocks!

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Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob 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?

Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Alandriel 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

 [;D]


Cool rocks though, love seeing this sort of stuff
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass 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.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Karen W. on 22/11/2007 22:44:59
Interesting!
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 25/11/2007 23:14:20
The one, the only, the original....


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Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Karen W. 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!
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob 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.

Title: Where in the world?
Post by: paul.fr on 26/11/2007 00:51:30
Iceland.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Karen W. 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!
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Alandriel on 26/11/2007 14:21:58
Sorry - backtracking first a bit

Quote from: Bass
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]
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass 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

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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).

Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass 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.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: paul.fr 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!
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: neilep 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 !!


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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 !!...


Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob on 28/11/2007 18:22:43
Harrod's

Never been there either.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Alandriel 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....

(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.atpm.com%2F7.05%2Flondon%2Fimages%2Fharrods-420.jpg&hash=dd8a5d850cafa203a30c9938c3be6b6d)
Harrods is pretty -  especially at night if you ask me. The Egyptian escalator is something else entirely...

Neil: could you not find something easier ???
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: neilep 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]
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: paul.fr on 30/11/2007 18:16:30
Perhaps Nelson may know, and stop feeding the vermim pigeons!
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob 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.

Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Karen W. 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 !!


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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??
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Karen W. 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....

(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.atpm.com%2F7.05%2Flondon%2Fimages%2Fharrods-420.jpg&hash=dd8a5d850cafa203a30c9938c3be6b6d)
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!
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: neilep 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 !!
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Karen W. on 02/12/2007 17:18:35
Cool...Thanks Neily.. lovely historical site!

Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob on 02/12/2007 17:28:36
THE LAST TIME I CHECKED, MR. NEIL, HARROD'S WAS IN LONDON !
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: neilep on 02/12/2007 18:31:49
THE LAST TIME I CHECKED, MR. NEIL, HARROD'S WAS IN LONDON !


Yes sir....But last time I checked MY piccy was of Piccadilly Circus...NoT Harrods !!...LOL !!!!
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: neilep on 02/12/2007 18:33:40
....Though...I can see how ewe can misconstrue the structure in the background (In MY piccy)....as Harrods....it does look akin to in !!
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Karen W. on 02/12/2007 19:18:49
LOL!
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob on 03/12/2007 02:36:39
....Though...I can see how ewe can misconstrue the structure in the background (In MY piccy)....as Harrods....it does look akin to in !!

Carping little monster! He'd quibble about the price of herring with a turbot!
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 04/12/2007 23:58:41
Ok...we should return this thread to Mr BASS now !!

Au contraire!  The whole idea of this thread is for people to post pictures of their favorite places for everyone to enjoy.
This one's closer to home for you tea sippers on the east side of the pond:



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Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Alandriel on 05/12/2007 16:08:05
Pretty!

But not Switzerland.

Mountains are too round.

 [;D]


Hmmmm - I hope we have not Scotts on board else I  might be in trouble now

looks... erm.... highlandish?




ps: harrods / piccadilly circus - no sweat, just a little difference in postcode SW3 vs SW1  [;D]


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Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 05/12/2007 18:14:58
Pretty!

But not Switzerland.

Mountains are too round.

 [;D]
Correct


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Hmmmm - I hope we have not Scotts on board else I  might be in trouble now

looks... erm.... highlandish?

Nope.  And my scottish ancestry takes no offense [>:(]
Located in a national park and the bottom of the lake is below sea level.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Alandriel on 05/12/2007 20:03:23
Gosh - I've really been on a whild goose chase around google and Wiki just now and can't make heads and tails...

meaning I can't find something that would match those pics, and I've been around the world a few times already.

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Bass, you really need to contribute to List of places on land with elevations below sea level (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_places_on_land_with_elevations_below_sea_level)  [;D]


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peace offering to scotting ancestors  [;D]



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Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 06/12/2007 22:50:05
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peace offering to scotting ancestors  [;D]

What?  No haggis??!!

I'll not be wearing my sporran then.

As to the lake:
Note that the bottom of the lake is below sea level, not the surface.  (Hint, this may be a deep lake)
English (at least your version of it) is the official language.
It is rumored that a mythical creature lives in a garden surrounded by a white picket fence (No, it's not Neil), on the bottom of the lake.  But, then again, who believes rumors??
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Alandriel on 07/12/2007 12:17:00

This really has me vexed now..... grrrrrr LOL

And sorry, NO haggis - under NO circumstances haggis, absolutely *never* in your life haggis

shudder   !!!


You said no to highlands so Scottish loch-monsters (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Scottish_loch-monsters) are out I guess. Too bad really,  those 'mountains' just really do have a highlandish feel for me.

What does that leave us with?

Ireland: Lough Keane, Lough Ree, Lough Muck
United Kingdom: Bala Lake (Wales), Bassenthwaite Lake (England) - Eachy , Windermere (England) - Eachy

but none of them qualify as below sealevel... I think......



Gimme another hint!


Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 07/12/2007 22:05:46
More hints?  More hints?  You must live with gnomes if you haven't figured this out yet:

Surrounded by some of the highest peaks in the country, including the highest peak.
With its crystal clear waters, a popular dive spot.
The deepest lake in the country, so must contain vast water.

Don't think I can spell it out much more clearly!
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Alandriel on 08/12/2007 11:28:56
Yes, you're absolutely right. I do live with gnomes, two big ones to be precise and a small army of gremlins too....

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As is very evident, there is yet a lot I have to learn about my fourth adopted country.  [::)] [;D]



You see, when you talk of 'below sea level' and 'deep' I think REALLY DEEP e.g. 1500m Gulf of Aqaba, 372m of Lago Maggiore or at the very least 214m of Lake Lucern in who's waters I first learnt to dible and dive....but then none of those even remotely match the piccie...it had that 'highlandish' feel to it.... or much more 'lowlandish' as things turn out....

79m is... well... erm.... the DEEPEST LAKE in England  [;D]: Wast Water or Wastwater in the Lake District.

National Park of course and yes, well, I'm sure that it does attract some divers; the very serious kind no doubt that love thick wetsuits or the much more sensible dry suits, *OR* if you're into Arctic char (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_charr)of course, then there's literally NO place like it.


WASTWATER (name of the lake and it's valley) is one of the finest examples of a glacially 'over-deepened' valley. The surface of the lake is about 200 feet above sea level, while its bottom is over 50 feet below sea level.

So, the 'below sea level' is covered too. It is really gratifying to finally find the right page 
Even the gnomes are covered. T'was no use me looking for 'mosters' ~ gotta be more precise 

According to an article dated 14 February 2005 on the BBC News website, Underwater gnome threat 'returns', a "gnome garden" complete with picket fence was removed from the bottom of Wastwater after several divers died a few years ago. It is thought the divers spent too much time too deep searching for the ornaments. Police divers report there is a rumour that the garden has returned at a depth beyond which they are allowed. PC Kenny McMahon, a member of the North West Police Underwater Search Unit, said "Wastwater is quite clear at the bottom, but there's nothing to see. At a depth of about 48m, divers had taken gnomes down and put a picket fence around them. But several years ago there were a number of fatalities and the Lake District National Park Authority asked us to get rid of them. We went down there, put them in bags and removed the lot. But now there's a rumour about a new garden beyond the 50m depth limit. As police divers we can't legally dive any deeper so, if it exists, the new garden could have been purposefully put out of our reach."

Someone tell those police divers to go for TRIMIX  [;D]


Now DO explain glacially 'over-deepened' valley to a non-initiate please (https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.clipartof.com%2Fimages%2Fxsmall%2F2410.gif&hash=d34c8af8360608ec5ef452b867eb00e4)
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob on 09/12/2007 04:36:47
Glacially 'Over-Deepened' Valley

Once there was a valley. It was sort of "V" shaped and angular in nature. Then along came a big old mean glacier with all of this humongous great force pushing it along. Anything that got in it's way got pushed aside. And the weight of the glacier dug up what was underneath and in front of it.

Below is a very evident glacially over-deepened valley, Yosemite Valley in The Sierra Nevada Mountains of California.

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Note the "U" shape. This is a classical indication that a glacier has passed through it, altering the sides and deepening the valley.

This is even more strikingly seen in the picture below of Bridal Veil Falls In Yosemite Valley, below.

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Here the glacier has cut the side of the valley so that there is left a "hanging Valley" whose mouth is hig above the valley floor into which it once flowed without interruption.

And, m'dear, Switzerland is full of these things. Vierwaldstättersee is a glacially over-deepened lake.

And to think - you had no idea!

BUT ...... The highest peak in the UK is Ben Nevis in Scotland. Wastwater is in the Lake District of England.

Bass needs to clarify his hints but I have a feeling you are right, A.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Karen W. on 09/12/2007 15:57:38
Wow Jim Bob Awesome pictures! Very cool!
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Alandriel on 09/12/2007 20:21:07
Quote from: JimBob
And, m'dear, Switzerland is full of these things. Vierwaldstättersee is a glacially over-deepened lake.
And to think - you had no idea!

Well, you find me at a distict disadvantage you see, one of language.
Yes I grew up next to Lake Lucern (or Vierwaldstättersee - 100 points for you there and two extra for the Umlaut)and even learnt about the history and little of the geology, but, that was ... erm... let's see 30 odd years ago AND in German so the term 'over-deepened lake' does unfortunatly not mean much, hence my question.

Thanks for taking the time and effort for not only explaining it so well, but also illustrating it.

Now I can appreciate the valley of 'Les Deux Alpes' where we go skiing quite often with new eyes.

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... and I sincerely hope I'm not committing another geological blunder here  [;D]

Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 09/12/2007 23:45:19
Wastwater it is!  Alandriel earns the gold star.

 
BUT ...... The highest peak in the UK is Ben Nevis in Scotland. Wastwater is in the Lake District of England.

Bass needs to clarify his hints but I have a feeling you are right, A.

BUT..... JimBob needs to pay closer attention.  Wastwater is located in England- and the highest peak in England is Scafell Pike, which is located in the Lake District above Wastwater.  Since when did a true Scotsman speak "official" English?
***Grumble....mumble...nit-pick...grumble****
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Alandriel on 10/12/2007 14:23:45
pins gold star to scarf


Thank you!  [;D]
Does that mean I can have another go now then?

Excellent!   [8D]

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Looks freaky I know.... Guess where it is and even better, tell me how this came to be.
To me it always looked as if a bunch of giants had gone on a treasure hunt
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob on 10/12/2007 14:49:45
Wastwater it is!  Alandriel earns the gold star.

 
BUT ...... The highest peak in the UK is Ben Nevis in Scotland. Wastwater is in the Lake District of England.

Bass needs to clarify his hints but I have a feeling you are right, A.

BUT..... JimBob needs to pay closer attention.  Wastwater is located in England- and the highest peak in England is Scafell Pike, which is located in the Lake District above Wastwater.  Since when did a true Scotsman speak "official" English?
***Grumble....mumble...nit-pick...grumble****

Look you old coot, I said the highest mountain in the UK, not England And the last time I checked, No matter how screwed up and non-understandable the version is, English is STILL the "official" language of the Scots. Or are your ancestors, still fighting for Robert the Bruce????????

Nit pick ! my rosy red arse ! - you just need to be more specific. Flailing words around like a dull claidheamh mòr - really!!! ( to himself JimBob says "I guess that is what he gets with his Haggis eating ancestry. never were real smart - comes with eating intestines - now we Welsh on the other hand ........."

I am going to go make some money - You going to sit in the house piling children on the fire to keep warm up there? Looks to be about 20° F (-6 C) and it is a balmy  41° F (5 C) here.

Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Alandriel on 10/12/2007 16:30:25
JimBob said the highest mountain in the UK is is Ben Nevis (in Scotland, part of the UK)

You're right


Bass said the highest mountain in England is Scafell Pike in the Lake District

you're right too


you're both right *AND* YOU BOTH NEED GLASSES !   [;D]


and I need mittens - it IS rather chilly here.



Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 10/12/2007 19:35:00
Look you old coot....

My,my, a bit testy are we JimBob?  [:0] Sounds quite like the curmudgeon calling the old coot black?


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Or are your ancestors, still fighting for Robert the Bruce????????

Being part Scots, part German (and several parts who knows?), makes for one stubborn cuss.  Add in my deep south heritage- "Ferget? Hell!"  (So we southern gentlemen procalaim when asked about the Civil War- or any other long-ago lost battles that besmirch our honor).

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Looks to be about 20° F (-6 C) and it is a balmy  41° F (5 C) here.

Ah, but the cold was much better for that 2 feet (60 cm) of light powder on the slopes yesterday!
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 10/12/2007 20:05:02
Unbelievable photo, Alandriel. 

A wild guess- those are remnants of sand dunes, perhaps somewhere along the Nile River?  Maybe too many palm trees for most of the Nile?

Closest thing I've seen to similar hills is the Nebraska Sand Hills (minus, of course, the tropical vegetation)
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Alandriel on 11/12/2007 09:51:30
A wild guess- those are remnants of sand dunes, perhaps somewhere along the Nile River?  Maybe too many palm trees for most of the Nile?


Nope. Sorry - too wild a guess that. [;D]

Vegetation on that pic is too tropical for the Nile. As you said: too many palm trees (density that is) plus you'd see expanses of nothing but sand close by if it were anywhere along the Nile.


Hint: 1,268 perfectly cone-shaped hills of about the same size, spread over an area of more than 50 square kilometers. They are covered in green grass that turns brown during the dry season







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2 feet (60 cm) of light powder
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Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 11/12/2007 18:35:06
My second guess, then, would be southeast asia.  If so, the hills would be erosional remnants, probably of limestone (old reefs?).
I remember seeing "beehive" hills in northern Australia- if I can just find that file...

There it is, under about 20 years of more recent research.  Pumululu, sandstone hills caused by erosion of thin sandstone that left hundreds of "beehive shaped hills" in the Bungle Bungle Range.  We flew over them several times in helicopters- I think they were fairly inaccessable otherwise.  Course, that was over 25 years ago.

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The climate is way too wet in your photo for the hills to be sandstone- so probably limestone.  I'll have to do a bit more searching to find the answer.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 11/12/2007 19:02:23
As JimBob so eloquently points out, I'm not the sharpest stick in the bundle...

...never were real smart...

Your hint made this too simple.  Finally googled "1268 hills" and found several thousand hits on the Chocolate Hills in Bohol.

DOH!  (https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fbestsmileys.com%2Fclueless%2F4.gif&hash=f00440ed063dab2715b1fead07d25a78)

Looks like a beautiful place- have you ever visited?

From what I could gather, the hills are composed of limestone- likely old reef deposits, that eroded from rainwaters to form the conical shaped hills.  Interesting that there is no karst formation (caves) in the area.  Will try to find more research on their formation.

Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 12/12/2007 22:01:15
Meanwhile, here's another....


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Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob on 13/12/2007 01:41:15
Is it the Drake Passage through the Horn?

Or just a plain of fi-jord?
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: pirunner on 13/12/2007 01:57:39
Glacier NP Montana, USA
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 13/12/2007 04:35:03
Not Drake Passage, and while it is a fjord, obviously not so plain.
Quite a distance from Montana.

JimBob, this feature is named after a location in Wales, so should be a snap with your ancestry.

Over 9 miles in length with towering peaks grazing the sky.  Also one of the wettest places, in terms of precipitation, on earth.  Made famous by Rudyard Kipling.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob on 14/12/2007 02:16:38
After working since 6 AM and doing a little tidying up around here this P< I am too tired to google "the works of Rudyard Kipling" and do anything else. Please someone pick up this sputtering tourch from my failing hand? Please!

Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Alandriel on 14/12/2007 09:59:18
catches torch and promptly burns her fingers.....


ayyyyyyyyyyyy...... sorry, no idea... but my goodness IT IS GORGEOUS !!!!



Your hint made this too simple.  Finally googled "1268 hills" and found several thousand hits on the Chocolate Hills in Bohol.
DOH!  (https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fbestsmileys.com%2Fclueless%2F4.gif&hash=f00440ed063dab2715b1fead07d25a78)
Looks like a beautiful place- have you ever visited?
From what I could gather, the hills are composed of limestone- likely old reef deposits, that eroded from rainwaters to form the conical shaped hills.  Interesting that there is no karst formation (caves) in the area.  Will try to find more research on their formation.

Nope - sadly I have not seen them myself but it's firmly on my list of 100 places to visit before I die. Would love to hear more about how they possible came about so if you do find out a bit more do let me know.  [:)]
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 15/12/2007 18:24:58
Location of middle earth
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob on 16/12/2007 19:41:24
Captain Courageous was too long ago - New Zealand on the South Isle - BUT - Middle Earth did it - Milford Sound.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 17/12/2007 21:15:56
Didn't know how many on this forum would remember Captain Courageous??  Milford Sound it is.

Milford Sound is a fjord.  "Fjord:A glaciated valley flooded by the sea to form a long, narrow, steep-walled inlet".  During ice ages, ocean levels drop and glaciers can erode valleys below present day sea levels.  As the glaciers melt and sea levels rise, these glacial valleys are flooded, producing some of the most spectacular scenery on earth.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JnA on 12/01/2008 06:03:49
Hope I'm not butting in here.. I took these pics sometime ago while traveling around.. they may or may not be interesting (I thought they were)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/15359632@N04/2186298215/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/15359632@N04/2187081208/


Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JnA on 12/01/2008 06:10:36
oh wait, I have to figure out the picture thing.




.. ok well I am stoopid.. I can't upload them because they are too big and I can't figure out how to HTML them.. so they remain clickable links (I hope) :)
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JnA on 13/01/2008 00:49:49
my skills have killed the thread..   [:I]
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Karen W. on 13/01/2008 00:58:14
Check Your PMS JnA.

These links should have more to them.. should end in JPG OR GIF

Like this:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/15359632@N04/2186298215/xxxxxJPG

http://www.flickr.com/photos/15359632@N04/2187081208/xxxxxGIF

Try again and put them between these imaging brackets:  Hit the square box above the fist

smiley.. that is imaging bracuts, then copy your link and paste it between those

bracuts.. do this with both separate links!

Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JnA on 13/01/2008 03:48:09
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Thanks Karen.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Karen W. on 13/01/2008 03:50:38
Great Job Your welcome!  YAYYYYYYYYY! Glad you figured it out!

By The way Nice pics where were they taken?
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob on 13/01/2008 05:04:04
JnA

NO, you are not butting in. Glad you are here amongst us
These don't look natural. Are they?

If they are they are jointing features - the result of fracturing of the rocks. But square jointing such as this is very rare.

And, like Karen, I'd like to know where were the pictures were take.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: paul.fr on 13/01/2008 05:14:17
Looks like the giants causeway.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JnA on 13/01/2008 09:06:42
Hi JimBob

yes, they are natural, at least that is what the sign at the location said.

"The fractures are in three sets, one set runs almost north, another east north east, and a third discontinuous set north north west. These last two sets produce the tiled appearance. The flatness of the pavement is due to initial erosion by waves carrying sand and gravel and nearer to the cliff, to chemical action by sea water. The rocks which absorb sea water during high tide dry out during low tide causing salt crystals to grow and disintegrate the rocks - a process which produces shallow basins'."


 The placard notes that the information has been provided by the Geology Department of the University of Tasmania.

So that gives away the location :)

On the way to the old penal colony of Port Arthur is a place called Eaglehawk Neck. These tessellations can be found there.

Interesting aren't they?
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Karen W. on 14/01/2008 18:12:14
Is it on the coral reef? An impact crater..
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 14/01/2008 21:01:06
Awesome jointing.  As my erstwhile colleage pointed out, square jointing is rare- much more common to see jointing at 60° and 120°.
Thanks for sharing the photos.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob on 15/01/2008 03:25:40
Gee Bass, If you know about the 60° and 120° sets, perhaps you could venture a suggestion about the question of the week, HUH?

Yes JnA, these are indeed rare and very interesting to see. Once Bass, or even a geology student (it's simple stuff Bass) answers the "question of the week" all will become clear as to why apparently square jointing is so rare.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 15/01/2008 05:17:31
WHOA!  Someone seems to have there panties tied in knots [;)]

Sorry JB, for not getting around to all these posts earlier- besides being feeble-minded, I just spent the past 4 days at my "other" job, teaching powder lessons to skiers at our local ski area.  We've had close to 4 feet of prime, light powder over the past week- so when opportunity knocks...

Will answer QOTW asap.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob on 15/01/2008 20:00:58
We must keep up appearances you know. There are certain standards we of the Illuminati must keep up or they will consider us as extraneous. It is a matter of class, you know. And you know how superior these Brits feel themselves. I am sure you understand.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Alandriel on 30/01/2008 16:56:12
c00l photos JnA. Thanks for sharing  [:)]



... and...?... so..? ... come on....


Why is square jointing so rare?

I'm dying of curiosity here and yes, I've checked the Qotw and no, I have not found what I supposedly should have found, e.g. an answer to this burning questions of why?

And no, I'm not British - so there!  [:P]



(missed you rock people I have)
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 03/02/2008 01:29:38
will try to explain this better when I have more time- but the basic answer is that joints (or fractures) develop in response to strain in the rock.  Imagine taking a circle and squishing it from one side (that is, adding strain).  The circle beomes an ellipse.  Fracture sets develop at an angle to maximum shortening (the short axis of the ellipse) and are rotated due to elongation with more strain.

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I'm leaving for another extended bit of employment, but will try to get back to this as soon as possible.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass 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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Post by: Bass on 29/02/2008 19:04:34
All this time and no guesses.

Wave Rock in Australia.
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Post by: JimBob on 29/02/2008 20:41:33
Oh - didn't even  notice it. My sincerest apologies.
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Post by: Exodus 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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Post by: JimBob on 07/03/2008 17:32:03
More Granite.

Where is it?


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Post by: JnA 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 ;) )
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 15/03/2008 18:00:45
Enchanting!  My guess is someplace in Texas based on vegatation and people's dress.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob 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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Post by: JimBob on 16/03/2008 00:03:12
First this picture,


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Then this one.


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Where in the world is it?
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Post by: ukmicky 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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Post by: JimBob on 16/03/2008 22:29:52
I'll think about it.
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Post by: Bass 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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Post by: JimBob on 17/03/2008 16:28:39
Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota Badlands.

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Post by: Bass 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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Post by: Bass on 23/03/2008 23:58:54
One might think these towers resemble the Tetons.  Same state, different mountain range.
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Post by: JimBob 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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Post by: Bass 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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Post by: JimBob on 30/03/2008 04:58:04
An easy one


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Post by: Bass on 02/04/2008 23:28:17
looks coastal, but with mountains in the background.
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Post by: JimBob 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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Post by: JimBob on 05/04/2008 18:51:01
DO YOU NEED ANY MORE CLEAR HINTS, BASS??????


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Post by: Bass 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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Post by: JimBob 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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Post by: Bass 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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Post by: JimBob 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.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass 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:

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

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




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Post by: neilep 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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Post by: Karen W. on 12/06/2008 02:36:25
Yes, Quite beautiful isn,t it? Looks like around here in the mountains. very beautiful.

Where is it Bass?
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Post by: frethack 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).

Just trying to narrow my search a little...am I getting warmer? 
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Post by: frethack on 12/06/2008 02:57:47
Grandfather Mountain
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass 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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Post by: Karen W. on 12/06/2008 08:16:50
Its very very lovely!
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Post by: neilep 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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Post by: JimBob 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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Post by: frethack on 13/06/2008 01:49:50
Quote
(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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Post by: JimBob on 13/06/2008 02:26:52
true, my son
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Post by: Bass on 13/06/2008 04:04:33
Name this lake:

Hint: this lake sets several records

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Post by: rosalind dna 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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Post by: Bass 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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Post by: rosalind dna 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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Post by: neilep 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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Post by: Bass 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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Post by: Karen W. on 14/06/2008 06:23:58
Lake Baikal, Siberia???
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Post by: Bass 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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Post by: Karen W. 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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Post by: JnA 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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Post by: JimBob 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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Post by: Karen W. 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!
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass 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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Post by: Karen W. on 12/09/2008 01:27:41
Its beautiful.. But I have no Idea!
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Post by: RD on 12/09/2008 01:50:12
This lake is near a National Park and was created by a catastrophic geologic event.

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From the dead trees still standing the catastrophic geologic event occurred in the last few decades, (if the photo is present day}.

Guess: Mount St. Helens, Washington State, USA ? (volcanic eruption in 1980).
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 12/09/2008 03:11:00
picture is mid 90's vintage.  Not Mt St Helens
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Post by: RD on 12/09/2008 03:57:47
Another Guess: Yellowstone national park, Idaho, USA ?.
(No recent eruptions, but forest fires in 1988 could account for dead trees still standing in mid 1990s photo).
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Post by: jysk on 12/09/2008 06:07:35
Looks like a major event, but rather local.

I can see the fresh exposure of a landslide at the top of this valley's draw, and the muck piled on the opposite bank. The dead trees and scoured outer banks are he result of a very serious "rinse cycle".

Mike
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Post by: Bass on 12/09/2008 06:08:11
Much closer, but these trees were not burned- they were drowned.
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Post by: jysk on 12/09/2008 06:30:57
So a landslide looks correct?

The river's flow was dammed by the hillside debris and a new lake formed. The raising water drowned the trees.

Still don't know where it is but I can think of four beautiful examples here in British Columbia.

Mike
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 12/09/2008 20:19:42
Correct on the landslide forming the lake.  Not in Canada though.

Where do you live in BC?
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Post by: Bass on 27/09/2008 00:17:37
Earthquake Lake along the Madison River in Montana, just west of Yellowstone Park.  The landslide (and lake) was formed by the August 1959 Hebgen Lake earthquake (M7.3).  The earthquake, which killed 28 people, created fault scarps as high as 30 feet.  Damages included the landslide, submerged homes on the north side of Hebgen Lake (that side of the lake subsided 15-25 feet), and destroyed a US highway along a popular tourist route.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: jysk on 29/10/2008 04:08:25
Hi Bass,

I see your earlier post. I live on the South Coast of British Columbia. It's beautiful here, but rather soggy. I've been watching your "Epithermal precious-metal prospect" with interest and wonder when we'll get another update.  The end of the field season shouldn't stop the ideas from forming.

Mike
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Post by: beem on 02/02/2009 03:36:01
How about one more?

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Post by: Bass on 02/02/2009 18:40:13
Welcome to the forum Beem

Another obvious landslide.  My guess would be Jackson Hole area, or Canadian Rockies.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: beem on 02/02/2009 19:39:18
Thanks for the welcome to this superb website!

Second answer, correct.
Site?

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Post by: Bass on 02/02/2009 22:25:07
I seem to remember a large slide in the 60's in SW British Columbia- will search around for the site...
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Post by: beem on 02/02/2009 22:50:19
Bang on, Bass!  [;)]
I'll save you some time.

The 1965 Hope Slide, east of Vancouver BC

Copyright M.K.Fleury:
The first earthquake occurred at 3:56am on January 9th 1965. Some scientists believe this was not an earthquake; they say it was a landslide at the top of Johnson Peak.

There was also a small avalanche that blocked the highway in this area. Being winter, the rock was buried in snow so it was assumed to be a snow slide. Nobody knew what was really happening up in the mountain.

Three hours later, at 6:58am, another earthquake occurred. Two minutes later, the entire southeast slope of Johnson Peak gave way and tumbled into the valley below.

Some scientists also say there was not an earthquake and this final landslide was a result of the instability of the rocks unearthed during the first landslide.

Damage Caused by the Hope Slide
Approximately 60 million cubic yards of rock, snow, mud and trees tumbled 6000 feet into the valley below.
Outram Lake, located at the bottom of Johnson Peak was totally obliterated. When the landslide hit the lake, it forced the debris up the slope of the mountain on the opposite side of the valley, then back down to the valley and up Johnson Peak again (a sloshing effect).
Two miles of highway was covered.
The depth of debris in the valley floor was 200 feet.
Four people who were stopped by the snow slide were waiting for the highway crew to clear it out. They were buried by the landslide. Rescue crews only found two of the four people. The other two victims and their cars remain buried in the rock.


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Post by: Chemistry4me on 07/04/2009 07:10:51
Where in the world does this come from?

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Post by: Karen W. on 07/04/2009 07:17:18
Wow That is beautiful!
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Post by: Karen W. on 07/04/2009 07:24:05
Is it Olivine?

maybe Norway or Germany or maybe Egypt?
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 08/04/2009 00:27:58
Mica.  Most likely muscovite mixed with chlorite.  The distribution of crystals and the fact that they had to grow in some sort of vug (open space) suggest hydrothermal origin.  As to where- your guess???
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Post by: Karen W. on 08/04/2009 00:41:07
Mica really.. I don't think I have ever seen it in raw form before...Thanks Bass..
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 08/04/2009 00:57:16
As nice a specimen as that is- my guess would be that it comes from a rock/gem shop.
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Post by: Karen W. on 08/04/2009 01:38:43
It is really pretty like that!
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Post by: Chemistry4me on 08/04/2009 05:58:27
Thanks.
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Post by: Karen W. on 08/04/2009 06:14:11
Your welcome C4M!
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob on 08/04/2009 17:58:45
Bass, you forgot to say it was in the Muscovite Family but you did get into the ball park.

I agree to the origin - must be hydrothermal and the only place I have seen specimens like this are in museums and for sale. Usually, they come from Brazil or some other place in South America.
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Post by: Bass on 09/04/2009 16:34:38
Bass, you forgot to say it was in the Muscovite Family but you did get into the ball park.

JimBob is absolutely correct- there are a number of mica minerals in the muscovite family- most of which have names with 5+ syllables (which is why I won't list them).

I'll take the appropriate prescription of self-flagellation.
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Post by: JimBob on 10/04/2009 00:08:51
Bass, you forgot to say it was in the Muscovite Family but you did get into the ball park.

JimBob is absolutely correct- there are a number of mica minerals in the muscovite family- most of which have names with 5+ syllables (which is why I won't list them).

I'll take the appropriate prescription of self-flagellation.

No Bass ! You said "...Most likely muscovite mixed with chlorite..."

I am just being an a-hole.  (https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fbestsmileys.com%2Fmovingeyes%2F6.gif&hash=1a3d41535c9089c1c287b80035a11e3b)
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Post by: 112inky on 06/05/2009 15:59:21
is it , Italian Alps  lovely
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Post by: nicephotog on 03/08/2009 10:47:21
 Limestone! , is b...dy everywhere, i use that sort of thing for my backseat archeology!
Everything built things with that chalk old chalk!
As for artesian basins(i'm not a geologist, i just suspect where things could have been getting a bit on the side for being alive still) underground, its not a real fix i can find a point in, i'm just sitting here being amused watching "BC" move and alter things.
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Post by: JimBob on 17/08/2009 16:55:54
???
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Post by: coquina.rocks on 26/08/2009 03:49:41
Hi -
I just stumbled in here, it looks like Lighthouse Reef Atoll - off Belize.
BTW my interest in geology began when I decided to learn more about the feature that lies 4oo' beneath my feet - the Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater.  I have lots of info on it, if anyone is interested...
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Post by: JimBob on 26/08/2009 04:11:54
frethak will be - he like strange holes (in the ground, that is)
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 26/08/2009 04:35:54
Hi -
I just stumbled in here, it looks like Lighthouse Reef Atoll - off Belize.
BTW my interest in geology began when I decided to learn more about the feature that lies 4oo' beneath my feet - the Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater.  I have lots of info on it, if anyone is interested...


Bring it on!  Several of us would love to hear about the Chesapeake crater.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: coquina.rocks on 26/08/2009 11:04:33
OK - I'll start a new thread...
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Post by: junki on 22/09/2009 14:06:59
Baikal ... the only habitat for freshwater seals.
There are freshwater seals on lakes Saimaa and Ladoga too. A few, for a while [:-'(]
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: raptorguy on 11/11/2009 01:57:05
Hi Everybody

I'm new here so I'll introduce myself with a photo of an area a hundred or so kms to the west of where I live...and another photo of specimens I collect about 200 kms to the east.  I live in what city?

Yes, those are the real colours.

As a geologist I can hopefully make some positive contributions to this form. I'm impressed by the high level of input I have read. 
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 11/11/2009 02:40:23
Welcome to the forum!  It'll be nice to have another rock pimp about.

Calgary?
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob on 11/11/2009 03:32:46
I think the almost-Canadian is right. (He lives in Montana.) Dinosaur Provincial Park to the east, Rockies to the west.

Glad to have you. We  are a bit stale at the moment as we have gotten to know each other fairly well. Those who comment about me say - "yep, only too well in his case."

We could have used you on the "soap hole" question. Stumped a PhD friend of mine at GSA. BUT it is always good to have another petroleum geologist around. As the population of them in Calgary is far greater than the "other" type, perhaps I'll finally have a friend here (Sob!)
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Post by: raptorguy on 11/11/2009 17:29:09
Yup, near Calgary.

Re soap holes.  I was out hikng around Rockyford, Alberta many years ago...looking for arrowheads and such.  'Woomph'  The ground gave way and I was up to my chest in chilly 'bentonite goo'.  Must be the way a walnut feels in an ice cream.   It was miserable and funny at the same time.

 After that I'd always test pie-crust-like surfaces with a walking stick. There's another similar area of soap holes when you cross the Red Deer River just north of Jenner (on the right side about a kilometer or so downstream)

 
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: geo driver on 15/03/2010 07:16:24
and ve vill storm the vinter palace
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: NewYork on 01/08/2010 11:33:40
It looks like switzerland.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: CanopicJar on 02/11/2010 01:51:12
Hey all!

Here is one:
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Title: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob on 03/11/2010 01:20:50
A small lake in the Catskill Mountains?

By The Way, WELCOME TO THE FORUM !!!!

(sorry I didn't say that earlier.)
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 03/11/2010 22:58:00
Small lake, water is too clear to be glacial.  Mixture of deciduous and evergreen.  Small cabin, tent and person? with a yellow slicker on.  Rocks on beach are not particularly well-rounded and layered (sedimentary) with a bit of iron-staining. I would have to agree with Jim Bob, a mountain lake somewhere east of the Mississippi or eastern Canada.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: CanopicJar on 04/11/2010 00:11:00
Eastern half of North America = True
The water is VERY clear.  With polarized glasses you could see the bottom in excess of 75 feet...
The cabin you see is unusable.  The blue structure is an attempt at a wind break.  The yellow is one of two tents involved...
That camping spot was featured in an issue of Backpacking magazine, and inspired our trip.
Small lake = not so accurate....

Thanks for the welcome, I wish I had come across this forum long ago, it looks to be a great place!

Travis
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: traveler on 21/11/2010 23:21:20
Baxter State park in Maine?
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: CanopicJar on 22/11/2010 15:55:49
Baxter State park in Maine?

Its about a 1000 miles west of Baxter Lake and a bit further North.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: hoggy on 23/01/2011 20:34:28
the first pic is definately canada(banff i think) pretty sure the second is mt st helens and the third is an atoll nice pics!
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Eric A. Taylor on 16/02/2011 00:15:19
Anyone care to guess where this is? The think almostr out of frame on the left might be a hint.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: imatfaal on 16/02/2011 11:55:14
Anyone care to guess where this is? The think almostr out of frame on the left might be a hint.

I would wager that is old faithfull in yellowstone national park
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Eric A. Taylor on 17/02/2011 06:17:26
Old Faithful is a geothermal feature, not a building...but you're close.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: imatfaal on 17/02/2011 11:22:05
The Old Faithfull Hotel? Chalet? Bit of googling late Old Faithfull Inn Hotel
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 18/02/2011 00:20:57
Old Faithful can be seen erupting on the left edge of the photo.
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Geezer on 18/02/2011 09:17:15
Are you sure? I thought that was Old JimBob having one of his turns.

Where's this then?

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Title: Where in the world?
Post by: imatfaal on 18/02/2011 10:29:13
A greenland glacier - like this one here  http://www.beloblog.com/KGW_Blogs/weather/archives/2007/09/the_melting_con.html

But it looks like a small plane wing - which makes me think that its your own photo, which makes me think Selkirk Mountains and their environs - possibly westwards to the British Columbia coast?  Salmon, Bear or Tikke Glacier?
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: Geezer on 19/02/2011 01:56:29
Yup! Greenland it is. The bit of aeroplane is actually the leading edge of a fan jet. Greenland is usually obscured by cloud, so I was fortunate to get the shot.

I took the pic before the days of digital cameras, perhaps 15 years ago. I wonder if there is a lot less ice there now?
Title: Where in the world?
Post by: imatfaal on 21/02/2011 11:57:03
Yup! Greenland it is. The bit of aeroplane is actually the leading edge of a fan jet. Greenland is usually obscured by cloud, so I was fortunate to get the shot.

I took the pic before the days of digital cameras, perhaps 15 years ago. I wonder if there is a lot less ice there now?

I should have realised it was too far up for a small plane.  And on the ice meltage - It would be a years work trying to find that same glacier, good luck if you try.
Title: Re: Where in the world?
Post by: damocles on 06/09/2012 04:48:47
A new one to maybe fire up this entertaining thread again:

Where is the location of this photo?
What is the claim to notoriety of this place?

Hints:
(1) A "geography" rather than a "geology" issue (but physical geography rather than human geography).
(2) Not really "science" since a point of subjective human judgement is involved.

Title: Re: Where in the world?
Post by: Bass on 19/09/2012 02:48:24
I'm guessing australia or south africa.  Was this the site of a battle?
Title: Re: Where in the world?
Post by: damocles on 19/09/2012 06:01:41
Right about the landscape, Bass, but I would never count a battle site as a matter of physical geography.
Title: Re: Where in the world?
Post by: damocles on 21/09/2012 12:32:51
Hmm! Not too much activity here. Time for another clue. I am probably proverbially overstating the significance of this place.
Title: Re: Where in the world?
Post by: imatfaal on 21/09/2012 13:02:25
It's not Hanging Rock is it? - the place made famous by the film that seemed to be true but wasnt.
Title: Re: Where in the world?
Post by: imatfaal on 21/09/2012 13:05:15
"a matter of physical geography" just re-read that bit.  so probably not hanging rock

"proverbially overstating" - the makes me think of making a mountain out of a molehill, google tells me there is a "mole hill" near mount alma in Queensland.  But I cannot find anything else about this little hill
Title: Re: Where in the world?
Post by: damocles on 21/09/2012 13:29:29
Getting very warm Matt, but not in Queensland, and no moles around -- maybe a wombat or two, but they are irrelevant.
Title: Re: Where in the world?
Post by: imatfaal on 21/09/2012 13:57:41
Got it!

The lowest mountain in the world Mount Wycheproof!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Wycheproof
Title: Re: Where in the world?
Post by: damocles on 21/09/2012 14:05:02
Well done imatfaal!
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Post by: imatfaal on 21/09/2012 14:36:18
OK - no clues to start with - but there is a bonus point for why I thought of here


* where is this?.jpg (34.89 kB . 400x300 - viewed 4671 times)
* without snow.JPG (49.4 kB . 800x450 - viewed 4676 times)
Title: Re: Where in the world?
Post by: neilep on 21/09/2012 16:35:43
I should know this because there are sheep there !

Title: Re: Where in the world?
Post by: neilep on 21/09/2012 16:38:24
Wales, Capel Curig !...there !!...Next !!

Title: Re: Where in the world?
Post by: neilep on 21/09/2012 16:40:56
I retract that...too isolated !
Title: Re: Where in the world?
Post by: imatfaal on 21/09/2012 21:39:10
I retract that...too isolated !
  Well retracted - not just too isolated, too Welsh!

When this is guessed remind me and I will post a link to a fantastic picture of sheep at the above place - unfo I cannot copy or link that particular picture which is copyrighted without giving the game away.
Title: Re: Where in the world?
Post by: damocles on 21/09/2012 22:50:23
Is it les Platons in Jersey? Another high point with, co-incidentally, about the same height above mean sea level as Mt Wycheproof.
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Post by: imatfaal on 23/09/2012 11:18:58
Nope. It's about 500m higher than Wycheproof. 

I think (perhaps quite wrongly) of Jersey as being much "softer" countryside than my place - ie Jersey has cows and arable - whereas the question area has sheep and gorse. 

edit - Although I have just looked it up and there was a cow farm established just around the corner from my photo in the 13th century!  That's enough of a clue for now
Title: Re: Where in the world?
Post by: damocles on 23/09/2012 15:34:25
OK I will try again -- Wensleydale, but I have no idea about the bonus question
Title: Re: Where in the world?
Post by: neilep on 23/09/2012 20:22:05
The fact that we have snow and non snow photos ......can we assume ewe took these photos Mat ?
Title: Re: Where in the world?
Post by: damocles on 23/09/2012 21:34:50
After a little research, I tentatively suggest that the hill, sorry, mountain in the background is Wether Fell, near Wensleydale.

The reason that it is featured might be because a "mountain" in Great Britain is strictly defined by a height of 2000 ft. Wether fell is close to 2000 ft high, and perhaps it might be considered the smallest mountain or the largest hill in England?

My apologies, neil, if the name gives you nightmares!
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Post by: imatfaal on 25/09/2012 15:10:36
The fact that we have snow and non snow photos ......can we assume ewe took these photos Mat ?

Nope - although I have taken photos of it and wallked up and around it on numerous occasions.  I also knew someone at university named after it! 
Title: Re: Where in the world?
Post by: imatfaal on 25/09/2012 15:17:41
After a little research, I tentatively suggest that the hill, sorry, mountain in the background is Wether Fell, near Wensleydale.

The reason that it is featured might be because a "mountain" in Great Britain is strictly defined by a height of 2000 ft. Wether fell is close to 2000 ft high, and perhaps it might be considered the smallest mountain or the largest hill in England?

My apologies, neil, if the name gives you nightmares!

I can see what you mean - but no.  My pictures are actually of a hill!   I didn't realise the strict definition of mountain in UK - the place I describe is known as a hill and is technically a hill.

Clue Time.  The Hill is infamous and known for a deadly series of events in the 17th Century. 

Additional Clue.  The name is a tautology.
Title: Re: Where in the world?
Post by: damocles on 27/09/2012 19:00:38
I am getting nowhere because fixated on my previous suggestions

(1) our first clue:
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edit - Although I have just looked it up and there was a cow farm established just around the corner from my photo in the 13th century!  That's enough of a clue for now
That has just got to be a reference to the history of Wensleydale cheese!

(2) All English hills look alike! Well, not quite. It looks much more like the dales than lake district, peak district, or Cheviots.
To my foreign eye the picture linked below (of Dodd Fell Hill and Wether Fell) looks almost identical.

(3) I can only find 2 references to tautological hills in the Dales. One is the aforementioned Dodd Fell Hill; the other is Crag Hill. I cannot locate any claim to fame, let alone gruesome notoriety, for either of them.

So what is to be made of this "deadly series of events in the 17th Century"? As a foreigner I can only think of three things -- English civil war, Jacobite rebellion, Black death. There seem to have been small pieces in the action that happened in the Dales area for the first two, but I have failed to turn up anything major, or any association with a hill. Have drawn a complete blank on the black death.

So I am, until I get some more inspiration, defeated on this one! Are there no locals looking at this forum who can do better?
Title: Re: Where in the world?
Post by: schneebfloob on 27/09/2012 21:57:38
Would this be Pendle Hill? It is associated with witch-trials. I seemed to recall something between a hill and some witch hunts back in the 17th century, and looked it up.

Seems the name Pendle Hill is also a tautology, as the word Pendle is derived from Penhul. 'Pen' is apparently Cumbric for hill, whilst 'hul' is also meant hill in Old English. 'Hill' was later added again. It means HillHill Hill. That's pretty cool!
Title: Re: Where in the world?
Post by: imatfaal on 29/09/2012 20:22:15
Would this be Pendle Hill? It is associated with witch-trials. I seemed to recall something between a hill and some witch hunts back in the 17th century, and looked it up.

Seems the name Pendle Hill is also a tautology, as the word Pendle is derived from Penhul. 'Pen' is apparently Cumbric for hill, whilst 'hul' is also meant hill in Old English. 'Hill' was later added again. It means HillHill Hill. That's pretty cool!

Ding!  Correct Answer  well done. 

to recap

- why I thought of it; well Damocles had just posted Wycheproof Mountain - so I posted a hill that was definitely not proof against witches.

-  cow farm; foundation of barley, lancs http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barley,_Lancashire - and a cow farm in the 13th century narrows it down geographically

- girl at uni; I wonder what Pendle is doing now.

- deadly events; the pendle witch trial was pretty gruesome http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pendle_witch_trials

- tautology; couldnt explain better than S-floob  Hill-Hill Hill - cool name

and Damocles - whilst Yorkshire is in my blood and was my home for many years, I never said it was in the Dales - it is most firmly a rose of the other colour. 
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Post by: imatfaal on 29/09/2012 20:24:36
and here is the link for Neil of some cool looking sheep on Pendle Hill - sorry cannot embed the photo as it is protected

http://www.flickr.com/photos/felixspencer2/4392311997/lightbox/
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Post by: neilep on 29/09/2012 23:15:14
and here is the link for Neil of some cool looking sheep on Pendle Hill - sorry cannot embed the photo as it is protected

http://www.flickr.com/photos/felixspencer2/4392311997/lightbox/

THANK EWE !
Title: Re: Where in the world?
Post by: damocles on 18/10/2012 12:59:01
Can I ask not so much for a hint as for a clarification of the picture: is the rock pile right foreground an unusual geological feature or a human made rock cairn to mark a summit or a shrine? (The angle and composition of the picture is very ambiguous on this point). It looks like a picture of the high point on a fairly gentle rolling plateau -- rather like Kosciusko summit, though I do not think that that is what it is (No snow gums).
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Post by: Spinney on 18/10/2012 13:04:43
It is a rock feature on the edge of a plateau - apologies - this was a holiday pic rather than one taken specifically for geological purposes!

This pic gives me for scale. The dark patch bottom left is a small body of water.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-V-MrGw-WSx0/UH_wJHzSeTI/AAAAAAAAAyM/1kp8QmqG51k/s800/DSC09143.JPG)
Title: Re: Where in the world?
Post by: damocles on 22/10/2012 23:27:17
Would this be "big rock" in Alberta? Some similarities, but neither the rock nor the terrain looks quite right, but nearly. (Never been there myself, and there is not much glacial terrain here in Oz).
Title: Re: Where in the world?
Post by: CliffordK on 23/10/2012 02:35:01
It is interesting that there are some similarities to the "Big Rock" photo I posted earlier today here (http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=46008.msg399588#msg399588).  But, a little more rounded on the edges.  Perhaps that is where Big Rock came from.

But, I'd guess somewhere in the SW USA.  Perhaps Utah.



Title: Re: Where in the world?
Post by: Spinney on 23/10/2012 07:45:11
Wrong side of the pond. I've just googled Big Rock in Alberta, and the internet tells me it is an erratic.  What I'm sitting on is not an isolated boulder. The edge of the plateau has lots of outcrops like this along its edge.

The local name for the little body of water just visible 1000 ft below on the left of the picture is a 'lochan'.
Title: Re: Where in the world?
Post by: Ophiolite on 23/10/2012 08:39:37
Granite tor; Scottish Highlands; possibly Lochnagar. That would tie in with the ribbon-road town visible in the distance that would be on the north side of the Dee.
Title: Re: Where in the world?
Post by: Spinney on 23/10/2012 10:14:49
Very close, other side of the plateau. I'm near the top of Cairn Lochan on the north edge of the Cairn Gorm plateau, with Coire an Lochain immediately below and the Spey Valley in the distance, shot taken looking approximately north. So the town in the distance is Aviemore.

The location of the photo is more or less the centre of the map, on the granite pluton.

http://www.bgs.ac.uk/data/services/mapCreator/WmsMap.html?mapCentreLat=57.107288766685706&mapCentreLong=-3.677427760803207&mapZoom=14&boxWidth=425&boxHeight=350&geologyType=bedrock625k&mapType=HYBRID (http://www.bgs.ac.uk/data/services/mapCreator/WmsMap.html?mapCentreLat=57.107288766685706&mapCentreLong=-3.677427760803207&mapZoom=14&boxWidth=425&boxHeight=350&geologyType=bedrock625k&mapType=HYBRID)
Title: Re: Where in the world?
Post by: syhprum on 06/02/2015 21:48:10
It was not intended to be Eros that is just a colloquial name that it has acquired
Title: Re: Where in the world?
Post by: Streets on 19/06/2015 20:38:23
Bahamas!  Not sure of which Cay.
Title: Re: Where in the world?
Post by: JimBob on 16/07/2015 22:26:14


How about Hole in the Ocean, Bermuda or Bahamas
Title: Where in the world
Post by: Avesruher on 10/09/2019 15:20:46
Thing that always cracks me up about holocaust deniers is that they are like "There was never a holocaust .......but there should of been

Even the above long rambling post basically boils down to "I believe the Nazis"