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

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

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

Wave Rock in Australia.
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« Reply #202 on: 29/02/2008 20:41:33 »
Oh - didn't even  notice it. My sincerest apologies.
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« Reply #203 on: 02/03/2008 15:13:01 »
All this time and no guesses.

Wave Rock in Australia.

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

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

Where is it?


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

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« Reply #206 on: 15/03/2008 18:00:45 »
Enchanting!  My guess is someplace in Texas based on vegatation and people's dress.
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« Reply #207 on: 16/03/2008 00:00:59 »
Yeh, you got it Bass. Enchanted Rock in Texas.

So see the next one - cannon ball rocks.

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





Then this one.





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

I dont know where they are but i feel as its me i deserve half a mark for knowing what they are actually called. [:D]
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« Reply #210 on: 16/03/2008 22:29:52 »
I'll think about it.
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« Reply #211 on: 17/03/2008 16:17:20 »
Looks to be a bad land, what with no vegatation and cannonballs lying all about.  Teddy would be so proud!

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

Also seen similar "cannonballs" in Canyonlands, Utah
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« Reply #212 on: 17/03/2008 16:28:39 »
Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota Badlands.

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

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« Reply #214 on: 23/03/2008 23:58:54 »
One might think these towers resemble the Tetons.  Same state, different mountain range.
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« Reply #215 on: 24/03/2008 23:39:37 »
Beartooths? Wind River? The Laramie's don't fit the bill and there is only one mountain mountiam in the Beartooth's that looks like a bear tooth. So educated guess, Wind River Range.
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« Reply #216 on: 25/03/2008 15:22:38 »
Wind River Range it is!  This is the Cirque of the Towers with Lonesome Lake in the foreground (bottom picture).  The prominent peak on the right is Pingora, which I climbed eons ago with a group of mountaineers.  Other prominent peaks are Wolf's Head, Warbonnet, Mitchell Peak and Lizard Head.  Awesome fishing in the lakes all through the Wind River Range.
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« Reply #217 on: 30/03/2008 04:58:04 »
An easy one




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« Reply #218 on: 02/04/2008 23:28:17 »
looks coastal, but with mountains in the background.
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« Reply #219 on: 03/04/2008 00:52:57 »
Hint: It is a place dear to the heart of several geologists I know.
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« Reply #220 on: 05/04/2008 18:51:01 »
DO YOU NEED ANY MORE CLEAR HINTS, BASS??????


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

View from the lake named after this mountain:

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View from the top:

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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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« Reply #226 on: 12/06/2008 01:56:16 »
I don't know where it is but I do know that I also want to own a mountain !
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« Reply #227 on: 12/06/2008 02:36:25 »
Yes, Quite beautiful isn,t it? Looks like around here in the mountains. very beautiful.

Where is it Bass?

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

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

Just trying to narrow my search a little...am I getting warmer? 
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« Reply #229 on: 12/06/2008 02:57:47 »
Grandfather Mountain
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« Reply #230 on: 12/06/2008 04:07:40 »
ATTABOY frethack

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Bass !!

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

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

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

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

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

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Bass lives in the s.w. corner of Montana

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

I figured, being mountains, that they had subsurface metamorphism, but I thought that I remembered reading that the Ouachitas were known for having few metamorphic outcrops.  Youre right, much to learn.  Luckily I will have a benevolent teacher  [;D]
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« Reply #235 on: 13/06/2008 02:26:52 »
true, my son
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« Reply #236 on: 13/06/2008 04:04:33 »
Name this lake:

Hint: this lake sets several records

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Small harbor on the lake
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Freshwater seal
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« Reply #237 on: 13/06/2008 14:41:39 »
Loch Ness, Scotland btw as far as I know it is the deepest lake in the world??????
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« Reply #238 on: 13/06/2008 16:16:55 »
right hemisphere, wrong continent- are there seals in Loch Ness?  (I assume Nessy would've consumed them long ago)
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« Reply #239 on: 13/06/2008 17:37:58 »
Is Nessie Real?? Or just a wonderful myth set up by an ancient
grainy photo. I reckon the latter
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« Reply #240 on: 13/06/2008 18:04:17 »
right hemisphere, wrong continent- are there seals in Loch Ness?  (I assume Nessy would've consumed them long ago)

Lake Tahoe ?


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

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

Lake Baikal, in Siberia, is the deepest freshwater lake in world, is the lake with the greatest volume of freshwater, and is the oldest lake in the world.  Also, the only habitat for freshwater seals.
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« Reply #244 on: 27/08/2008 03:02:51 »
ooooh I got it right! HEE HEE Hee.. I forgot I had posted here!

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

tis pretty though..


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« Reply #246 on: 27/08/2008 15:38:57 »
FAKE! - the waves are on the protected side of the star-shape island. That doesn't happen in nature.
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« Reply #247 on: 27/08/2008 19:47:22 »
Yes that one looks fake but here at this link it reminded me of this Prince who is building man made islands off from Arabia I believe.. There is a star Island too in his commissions.. Here is the link!

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

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

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

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