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Places of Geologic SignificanceSulphur Bay, Rotorua. North Is. New Zealand.

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Sulphur Bay is the southern-most bay on Lake Rotorua. It is a warm, sulphurous area lying on top of an active geothermal field.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Punga and Paua

location: North Island, New Zealand

date approved: 7/29/2015

last visited: 7/29/2015

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Places of Geologic SignificanceThe Three Sisters, Tongaporutu. Taranaki. New Zealand.

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The Three Sisters is an old and interesting group of rock formations on the wild, black sand Taranaki coastline at the picturesque riverside settlement of Tongaporutu.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Punga and Paua

location: North Island, New Zealand

date approved: 7/29/2015

last visited: 7/29/2015

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Places of Geologic SignificanceRangipo Desert, Central Plateau. North Is. New Zealand.

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Rangipo Desert in the centre of the North Island is created not by a lack of rainfall, but from volcanic ash, high altitude, and associated harsh weather conditions.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Punga and Paua

location: North Island, New Zealand

date approved: 7/27/2015

last visited: 7/27/2015

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Places of Geologic SignificanceMissouri's Little Grand Canyon - Oregon County, MO

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"Grand Gulf, often referred to as Missouri's "Little Grand Canyon," has a long history as a geologic curiosity. It is a spectacular sight and is a true chasm, deeper than it is wide." ~ MO DNR

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 7/18/2015

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceFire and Ice Trail #684.2 — Glacier, WA

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Situated in a cirque this interpretive trail takes people on route of discovery of how this type of landform is created.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: Washington

date approved: 7/17/2015

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceSilver Lake Landslide — Hope, BC

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How to create a lake in an instant? Just have part of a mountain collapse and block the stream in the valley below.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 6/30/2015

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceMoro Rock - Sequoia National Park, California, USA

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A trail including a historic stairway lead up to the top this granite monolith.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member netdust

location: California

date approved: 6/22/2015

last visited: 6/29/2015

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Places of Geologic SignificanceBasaltkuppe "Koppe" - Kölschhausen

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Die Koppe westlich von Kölschhausen ist eine Basaltkuppe, die im Erdzeitalter des Tertiärs entstanden ist. | The Koppe west of Kölschhausen is a basalt dome, which originated in the Tertiary period.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Eibacher Kuckuck

location: Hessen, Germany

date approved: 6/21/2015

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceStrömsholmsåsen - Esker - Malmköping, Södermanland

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An esker in Malmköping, Södermanland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Coland

location: Södermanland, Sweden

date approved: 5/31/2015

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceKammarstenen - Södermanland, Sweden

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A erratic boulder in Södermanland,

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Coland

location: Södermanland, Sweden

date approved: 5/27/2015

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceKlondike Quarry ~ Klondike Park - St. Charles County, MO

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gathering a special sand and sending it to someones to make glass

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 5/26/2015

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceMesqel AKA Big Rock AKA The Aldergrove Erratic — Abbotsford, BC

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A rock with three names, Mesqel is from the local First Nations meaning Big Nose. Commonly it is call Big Rock. And most geologists like to refer to it as the Aldergrove Erratic. Perhaps the best one is Big Rock because it is a big rock!

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 5/26/2015

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceThe Razorback, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

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A limestone stack that stands in a cove that is constantly subjected to the forces of wind & water erosion of the Southern Ocean.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Na'wal

location: Victoria, Australia

date approved: 5/21/2015

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLooking Glass Rock - Pluton Monolith - Blue Ridge Parkway - North Carolina, USA

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Geological name 'Pluton Monolith' Local name, Looking Glass Rock, so named because it reflects light brilliantly when water & ice are on the rock’s 4,000 feet tall granite face. Viewed from the Blue Ridge Scenic Parkway, North Carolina.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: North Carolina

date approved: 5/1/2015

last visited: 5/2/2015

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Places of Geologic SignificanceQuartz Cutting

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Quartz is often found in veins that cut through rocks.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Na'wal

location: Victoria, Australia

date approved: 4/27/2015

last visited: 7/29/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLoch Ard Gorge

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The gorge is named after the clipper ship Loch Ard, which ran aground on nearby Muttonbird Island on 1 June 1878

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Na'wal

location: Victoria, Australia

date approved: 4/21/2015

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLulworth Crumple - Lulworth, Dorset

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The Lulworth Crumple is a minor fold structure within the major monocline of Alpine (Tertiary) age in the Lulworth Cove area. It is particularly well seen in the east side of Stair Hole.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Southern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/14/2015

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceShikotsu-Toya National Park

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Shikotsu-Toya National Park is a national park in the western part of Hokkaido, Japan. Named after it volcanic caldera lakes of Lake Shikotsu and Lake Toya.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 2Hanweb

location: Hokkaido, Japan

date approved: 4/2/2015

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceReynisdrangar - Vík í Mýrdal, Iceland

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Reynisdrangar - sea stacks and basalt columns at Vík

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member g300td

location: Iceland

date approved: 3/28/2015

last visited: 3/5/2015

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Places of Geologic SignificanceTafoni - Pescadero, CA

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A sign about the Tafoni at Bean Hollow Beach in Pescadero, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 2/10/2015

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceRothenberg - Lemberg/Germany

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Riesige Felswände am Gipfel des Rothenberges. Huge cliffs at the top of the mountain "Rothenberg".

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member KaPsTeam

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 12/27/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceTwelve Apostles - Great Ocean Road, Australia

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The Twelve Apostles are one of the most famous landmarks along the Great Ocean Road, although currently only eight of them are left.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member netdust

location: Victoria, Australia

date approved: 12/22/2014

last visited: 3/16/2015

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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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