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Places of Geologic SignificanceFlims Rockslide - Flims, GR, Switzerland

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The location of the biggest landslide incident in the Alps and the biggest worldwide whose effects are still visible.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Graubuenden (GR), Switzerland

date approved: 12/16/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceGrand Canyon - Blue Mountains National Park, Australia

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This Grand Canyon is smaller and quite different than the famous one in the U.S., but also interesting.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member netdust

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 12/14/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceFolded Strata - Boscastle, Cornwall

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Layered strata contorted by earth movements at Boscastle

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/10/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceTrephina Gorge - Northern Territory, Australia

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The beautiful Trephina Gorge is ideal for hiking along the cliff tops or the sandy creek bed.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member netdust

location: Northern Territory, Australia

date approved: 12/10/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceKings Canyon - Northern Territory, Australia

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Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park is a spiritual place to the Luritja people.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member netdust

location: Northern Territory, Australia

date approved: 12/10/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceKata Tjuta (Mount Olga) - Northern Territory, Australia

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Kata Tjuta had a similar formation process as Uluru 16 miles away, and is equally impressing.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member netdust

location: Northern Territory, Australia

date approved: 12/10/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceÞingvellir Tectonic Plates - Þingvellir, Iceland

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The North American and European tectonic plates are spreading apart here in Iceland. One of only two places in the world where the effects of two plates drifting apart can be observed.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Iceland

date approved: 12/2/2014

last visited: 6/15/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceBasalt Columns and Am Buachaille - Staffa, Scotland, UK

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The Isle of Staffa has a multitude of mainly hexagonal basalt columns of vulcanic origin, an ensemble of which creates the small offshore island of Am Buachaille.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member netdust

location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/28/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceHeath Canyon - Wrightwood, CA

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A nearby Landslide created a small canyon where green crystals, actinolite, can be found.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 11/26/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceDevil's Punchbowl - Pearblossom, CA

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A County Park, that used to be the intersection of two plate boundaries.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 11/26/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceElizabeth Lake - Lake Hughes, CA

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A lake along the San Andreas Fault.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 11/26/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceAltschlossfelsen - Eppenbrunn/Germany

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The Altschlossfelsen lie on the northeastern foothills of the 406 m high Brechenberg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KaPsTeam

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 11/23/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificancePotomac River and Catoctin Mountain at Point of Rocks, MD

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At this location complex geological forces allowed the Potomac River to cut through the Catoctin Mountain, and the rock from this area was used to form the walls of the C&O Canal and the bed of the railroad tracks of the B&O Railroad.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Maryland

date approved: 11/12/2014

last visited: 7/6/2013

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Places of Geologic SignificanceThe Burren - County Clare, Ireland

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The Burren (Irish: Boireann, meaning "great rock") is a karst landscape in County Clare, Ireland. The area is well known for excellent examples of limestone pavement.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Munster, Ireland

date approved: 11/5/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceSete Cidades Crater Lakes

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Fantastic view of twin lakes, one blue in color, the other colored green.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 2Hanweb

location: Arquipélago dos Açores, Portugal

date approved: 10/27/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceSan Andreas Fault Limestone Formation - Frazier Park, CA

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On top, there's limestone and on the bottom there is sandstone. What separates them both is the San Andreas Fault.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 10/25/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificancePravrídlo / Primeval Spring - Teplice (North Bohemia)

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The depicted pyramid covers original shaft of principal source of healing thermal water in Teplice spa - Pravrídlo (Primeval Spring) and its close proximity is also small free source of this water...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 10/24/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceSalt Marsh - Cape Cod National Seashore - Eastham, MA

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A kattle pond that is now filled with salt water. Located behind the Salt Pond Visitor Center. The Visitors Center is located at the corner of Nauset Road and Route 6 in Eastham, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/21/2014

last visited: 9/3/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceFindling in Buchholz

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Findling am Rande der Buchholzer Fußgängerzone

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bubi68

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 10/6/2014

last visited: 12/6/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceBlack Butte - Siskiyou County, California, USA

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Black Butte is a cluster of overlapping dacite lava domes in a butte, a parasitic satellite cone of Mount Shasta. It is located directly adjacent to Interstate 5 at milepost 742 between the city of Mount Shasta and Weed, California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 10/4/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificancePotholes - Rivière Outardes, Qc,Canada - Marmites

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Les marmites dans le lit de la Rivière Outardes. Potholes in the dried riverbed of the Outardes River which is in the town of the same name, in French.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member VE2YWS

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 9/29/2014

last visited: 10/12/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLe mont Royal - Montréal, Québec

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le mont Royal est une colline dans la ville de Montréal (Québec) / mount Royal is a hill in the city of Montreal (Quebec)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member oiseau_ca

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 9/29/2014

last visited: 11/7/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceDer Gesteinslehrpfad - Salzgitter - Gebhardshagen, Niedersachsen, Deutschland

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Willkommen in Gebhardshagen. Welcome to Gebhardshagen.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kishin

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 9/23/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceMississippi Petrified Forest -- nr Flora MS

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The Mississippi Petrified forest is a National Natural Landmark located in rural MS near the tiny town of Flora MS

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Mississippi

date approved: 9/22/2014

last visited: 9/22/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceContinental Divide, Rabbit Ears Pass - Grand County, Colorado

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The Continental Divide (also called the Great Divide or Continental Divide of the Americas) determines whether water flows to the Pacific or Atlantic Ocean.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 9/22/2014

last visited: never

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