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« Reply #250 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).
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« Reply #251 on: 12/09/2008 03:11:00 »
picture is mid 90's vintage.  Not Mt St Helens
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« Reply #252 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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« Reply #253 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".

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« Reply #254 on: 12/09/2008 06:08:11 »
Much closer, but these trees were not burned- they were drowned.
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« Reply #255 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.

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« Reply #256 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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« Reply #257 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.
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« Reply #258 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.

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« Reply #259 on: 02/02/2009 03:36:01 »
How about one more?




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« Reply #260 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.
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« Reply #261 on: 02/02/2009 19:39:18 »
Thanks for the welcome to this superb website!

Second answer, correct.
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« Reply #262 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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« Reply #263 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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« Reply #264 on: 07/04/2009 07:10:51 »
Where in the world does this come from?

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« Reply #265 on: 07/04/2009 07:17:18 »
Wow That is beautiful!

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« Reply #266 on: 07/04/2009 07:24:05 »
Is it Olivine?

maybe Norway or Germany or maybe Egypt?
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« Reply #267 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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« Reply #268 on: 08/04/2009 00:41:07 »
Mica really.. I don't think I have ever seen it in raw form before...Thanks Bass..

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« Reply #269 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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« Reply #270 on: 08/04/2009 01:38:43 »
It is really pretty like that!

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« Reply #271 on: 08/04/2009 05:58:27 »
Thanks.

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« Reply #272 on: 08/04/2009 06:14:11 »
Your welcome C4M!

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« Reply #273 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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« Reply #274 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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« Reply #275 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..."

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« Reply #276 on: 06/05/2009 15:59:21 »
is it , Italian Alps  lovely

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« Reply #277 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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« Reply #278 on: 17/08/2009 16:55:54 »
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« Reply #279 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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« Reply #280 on: 26/08/2009 04:11:54 »
frethak will be - he like strange holes (in the ground, that is)
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« Reply #281 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.
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« Reply #282 on: 26/08/2009 11:04:33 »
OK - I'll start a new thread...

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« Reply #283 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 [:-'(]

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« Reply #284 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. 

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« Reply #285 on: 11/11/2009 02:40:23 »
Welcome to the forum!  It'll be nice to have another rock pimp about.

Calgary?
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« Reply #286 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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« Reply #287 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)

 

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« Reply #288 on: 15/03/2010 07:16:24 »
and ve vill storm the vinter palace
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« Reply #289 on: 01/08/2010 11:33:40 »
It looks like switzerland.

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« Reply #290 on: 02/11/2010 01:51:12 »
Hey all!

Here is one:


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« Reply #291 on: 03/11/2010 01:20:50 »
A small lake in the Catskill Mountains?

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

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« Reply #292 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.
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« Reply #293 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!

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« Reply #294 on: 21/11/2010 23:21:20 »
Baxter State park in Maine?

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« Reply #295 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.

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« Reply #296 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!

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« Reply #297 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.
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« Reply #298 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
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« Reply #299 on: 17/02/2011 06:17:26 »
Old Faithful is a geothermal feature, not a building...but you're close.
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