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Places of Geologic SignificancePort Royal Tufa - Belle Vernon, PA

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In Cedar Creek Park there is a fast-growing outdoor stalactite, one of the few in the United States.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Go Boilers!

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/20/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceBig Pine Creek Pillar - Hocking County, Ohio

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Big Pine Creek Pillar is found in Hocking State Forest. It is 27 feet high, 3 feet wide and 14 feet long.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member buffalohiker

location: Ohio

date approved: 5/2/2014

last visited: 4/22/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceAsh Cave Falls - Hocking Hills State Park

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A 700 foot horseshoe-shaped sandstone cave. The middle layer of the Blackhand has been weathered while the more resistant upper and lower zones have remained intact.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member buffalohiker

location: Ohio

date approved: 5/1/2014

last visited: 4/22/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceBrown Canyon Rock Waves

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Rocks forming an S-curve next to a waterfall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Phydux

location: Arizona

date approved: 4/19/2014

last visited: 5/10/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceVolcano Steam Vents - Volcano, HI

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This is part of an earthcache in Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Hawaii

date approved: 3/23/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceSouth Point Complex - South Point, HI

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Welcome to the most southern point in the U.S.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Hawaii

date approved: 3/23/2014

last visited: 1/13/2013

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Places of Geologic SignificancePosidionienschiefergrube - Bad Schönborn, Germany

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Bei der Posidonienschiefergrube handelt es sich um ein Naturdenkmal mit aufgeschlossenem Gestein aus dem Unterjura. / This former mine is a natural monument now for Posidonia Shale, a Lower Jurassic geological formation.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DieCacherGirls

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 3/14/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLapiaz des Hauts Plateaux du Vercors - Corrençon-en-Vercors, France

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The lapiaz (Limestone Pavement) along the GR 91, a 40 km trail between Corrençon-en-Vercors and the Col de Rousset, crossing the Hauts Plateaux du Vercors (French Prealps).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Rhône-Alpes, France

date approved: 2/12/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceKalksinter - Siegsdorf, Lk. Traunstein, Bayern, D

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Kalksinter in Siegsdorf.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tharandter

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 1/22/2014

last visited: 3/16/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceWilhelmsteine - Schelderwald

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Die Wilhelmsteine sind durch untermeerischen Vulkanismus in der erdgeschichtlichen Epoche des Oberdevon entstanden | The "Wilhelm stones" are resulting from submarine volcanic activity in the geological epoch of the Upper Devonian

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Eibacher Kuckuck

location: Hessen, Germany

date approved: 1/9/2014

last visited: 3/1/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificancePenedo de Lexim, Cheleiros, Lisboa, Portugal

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[PT] Disjunção colunar basáltica resultante do processo de arrefecimento do magama. [EN] Basaltic columnar jointing resulting from the magma cooling process.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulohercules

location: Lisboa, Portugal

date approved: 1/9/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceDinosaur Provincial Park - Alberta, Canada

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Southeastern Alberta, about 200 kilometres more or less straight east of Calgary is where one will find this World Heritage Site, in the badlands of the Red Deer River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Alberta, Canada

date approved: 1/4/2014

last visited: 1/7/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceThe Pitons - Saint Lucia

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The Pitons are located along the southwestern coast of the Caribbean island nation of Saint Lucia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elyob

location: Saint Lucia

date approved: 12/19/2013

last visited: 3/31/2013

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Places of Geologic SignificanceSossusvlei,Namib Sand Sea, Namibia

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Namib Sand Sea is the only coastal desert in the world that includes extensive dune fields influenced by fog.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member g300td

location: Namibia

date approved: 12/16/2013

last visited: 12/20/2013

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Places of Geologic SignificanceMussel Rock & the San Andreas Fault - Pacifica, CA

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This is Mussel Rock, or the place where the San Andreas Fault meets up with the Pacific Ocean.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 12/14/2013

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceUluru (Ayers Rock) - Northern Territory, Australia

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Uluru is an inselberg, literally "island mountain".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Northern Territory, Australia

date approved: 12/3/2013

last visited: 1/17/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceFarm Creek Section, Farmdale Recreational Area - East Peoria, IL

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The escarpment of this seemingly ordinary creek valley was studied by noted geologist Frank Leverett, and helped lead to understanding the glacial forces that formed the midwest.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/24/2013

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceMt Shasta - 14,179 ft. - 439 some m. - CA

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This is a fun one to catch where there IS a turnout, NO tree, good visibility, non private property etc. Mt Shasta has a volcanic history and has erupted 4 times in the past.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sbcamper

location: California

date approved: 11/24/2013

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceBasalt columns - Spokane, WA

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These particular basalt columns were spied along West Sunset Highway north of I90 and northwest of the Spokane Airport.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 11/20/2013

last visited: 1/2/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceBlyde River Canyon - Mpumalanga, South Africa

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The Blyde River Canyon is a significant natural feature of South Africa, located in Mpumalanga, and forming the northern part of the Drakensberg escarpment.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Mpumalanga, South Africa

date approved: 11/17/2013

last visited: 6/8/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceCastle Crags - Castle Crags State Park - California

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A vista point within Castle Crags State Park (fees apply) offer spectacular views of Castle Crags, a rocky outcrop made of solid granite.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 11/3/2013

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceSpring Fed Burney Falls - CA

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Burney Falls is an excellent example of a rare spring fed waterfall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: California

date approved: 10/26/2013

last visited: 9/13/2013

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Places of Geologic SignificanceIllinois River Sandstone Bluffs, Starved Rock State Park - Utica, IL

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The 100 ft high sandstone bluffs in Starved Rock and other area state parks were carved by glacial melt waters further north - in weeks by the Kankakee Torrent.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/22/2013

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceOrrido Gorge - Bellano, Province Lecco, Lombardia, Italy

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The Orrido Gorge in Bellano.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tharandter

location: Lombardia, Italy

date approved: 10/11/2013

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceKalktuff - Ramsau, Lk. Berchtesgadener Land, Bayern, D

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Eine Kalktuff-Terasse bei Berchtesgaden.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tharandter

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 10/10/2013

last visited: never

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