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

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« Reply #51 on: 21/06/2007 20:41:50 »

Where in the world


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

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« Reply #53 on: 21/06/2007 22:35:36 »
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« Reply #54 on: 22/06/2007 10:20:07 »
Durdle door... [:)]

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

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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.....?

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

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

The natural arch of Durdle Door has been cut by the sea through the almost vertical Purbeck Caps and the top of the Portland Freestone. From the landward side, as seen here, the Portland Stone is hardly visible and the surfaces which you see here are mainly those of the Purbeck stromatolitic limestones (the Soft Cap), like those of the Fossil Forest. Holes left by late Jurassic trees are visible. The soft Wealden strata, thin here partly because of strike faulting, have been eroded away on this side except for a narrow connecting peninsula protected to some extent by the wall of stone. Originally there was Kimmeridge Clay seaward of Durdle Door but these relatively soft strata have been easily removed by the sea.
http://www.soton.ac.uk/~imw/durdle.htm
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« Reply #58 on: 22/06/2007 17:41:41 »
Wrong continent- in fact, wrong hemisphere.  For us "right-side-uppers", we'd have to quaff our beer "upside-down" while viewing this peak.
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« Reply #59 on: 22/06/2007 21:01:48 »
This peak is in a World Heritage Area and a National Park.
Top of the mountain is 1545 meters.
Lower slopes are in mixed deciduous/conifer rainforest.
You may have a devil of a time figuring this one.

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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]
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« Reply #60 on: 23/06/2007 04:06:22 »
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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)!
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« Reply #61 on: 24/06/2007 11:57:25 »
Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves?

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

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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.
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« Reply #63 on: 14/08/2007 17:00:42 »
This one should be easy.
Hint:  This is the largest open pit mine in the world.
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« Reply #64 on: 15/08/2007 12:04:22 »


Chuquicamata?

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« Reply #65 on: 19/08/2007 10:58:20 »
Kennecott Copper Mine?
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« Reply #66 on: 19/08/2007 18:28:46 »
Chuquicamata it is.  This mine is located in Chile and the area has been mined for centuries for copper.  Anaconda Copper Co. developed the open pit mine.  The mine was nationalized during the presidency of Salvadore Allende in the early 1970's (which proved to be the death knell for Anaconda).  The mine is still controlled by Codelco- the Chilean national copper company.

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

Porphyry copper deposits are found throughout the world- the biggest and highest grade deposits are in relatively young volcanic regions (in this case the Andes mountains) with desert environments (as you need chemical weathering without too much erosion).
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« Reply #67 on: 19/08/2007 22:25:26 »


I'd go to the ends of the earth for you.
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« Reply #68 on: 20/08/2007 03:16:44 »
ARRGHH!  That one was too easy for you armchair geographers- but here's another easy one:
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It reminds me of crater lake oregon!

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

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« Reply #70 on: 20/08/2007 03:21:42 »


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

This is lovely!

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« Reply #71 on: 20/08/2007 16:59:24 »
Cape Horn?
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« Reply #72 on: 20/08/2007 22:18:49 »
Oh, you cheated!

Yes it is

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« Reply #73 on: 25/08/2007 22:27:35 »
Here's one that any good beer drinker should know:
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« Reply #74 on: 26/08/2007 17:34:49 »
Deutchland - just where I cannot remember - too much beer
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« Reply #75 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.
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« Reply #76 on: 26/08/2007 19:39:39 »
Munich - at the Oktoberfest, possibly

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« Reply #77 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.
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« Reply #78 on: 31/08/2007 21:40:14 »
Is there a new place to guess on it's way?

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« Reply #79 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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« Reply #80 on: 01/09/2007 00:07:22 »
Colorado...?

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« Reply #81 on: 01/09/2007 00:16:18 »
washington, Mount St. Helens?

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« Reply #82 on: 01/09/2007 05:51:43 »
as many as it takes, but no, no and no.
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« Reply #83 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.

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« Reply #84 on: 04/09/2007 00:59:45 »
Gee Bass - is this one of the three sisters in Oregon huh, huh, huh????
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« Reply #85 on: 04/09/2007 01:45:21 »
you got it, which one?
(and I really do have 3 sisters)
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« Reply #86 on: 04/09/2007 01:47:49 »
cryptic geologists......

And i think Neil lives near (ish) to 7 sisters!

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« Reply #87 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.

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« Reply #88 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.
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« Reply #89 on: 09/09/2007 17:53:27 »
This near equatorial volcano sits in a national park that bears its name.
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« Reply #90 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.
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« Reply #91 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?

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« Reply #92 on: 23/09/2007 04:21:54 »
both are around 10 km in diameter

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« Reply #93 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!

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« Reply #94 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..?????

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« Reply #95 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?
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« Reply #96 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! )

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

OH, It will NOT be deleted. It is beautiful.
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« Reply #97 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.
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« Reply #98 on: 11/10/2007 05:55:54 »
beautiful photo Alandriel.  Never been there- but after seeing the photo I'm ready to go.
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« Reply #99 on: 11/10/2007 09:50:11 »
This is a REAL crater! 19km diameter, 600m deep. But where is it?



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)
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