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Places of Geologic SignificanceDutch Creek Hoodoos - Fairmont, British Columbia

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These Hoodoos at Dutch Creek are along Kootenay Hwy./95 Hwy. There is a bridge at this location and a small pullout. A pedestrian walkway is on the north side of the bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 4/25/2017

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLava flow of 1669 - Monastery of San Nicolò l'Arena - Catania, Italy

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In 1669 the Etna eruption surrounded the city of Catania, widening the coast for more than 1 km, and the monastery too.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Sicilia, Italy

date approved: 4/9/2017

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceDas Krufter Bachtal - Kretz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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Das Krufter Bachtal in der Pellenz.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 4/4/2017

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceOrgelfelsen, Gernsbach, Germany

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Der Orgelfelsen besteht aus Granit / Forbachgranit. Aufgrund der Verwitterung bildeten sich längliche Felsspitzen, die wie Orgelpfeifen aussehen *** The rock consists of Forbach Granite. Its shape led to its name: pipe-organ rock

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 4spring

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 3/9/2017

last visited: 2/7/2017

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Places of Geologic SignificanceCuevas de Ajuy - IdC - Spain

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Cuevas de Ajuy

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

location: Islas Canarias, Spain

date approved: 3/5/2017

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceKilleaba Mound - Ramsey, Isle of Man

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Killeaba Mound is a glacial Drumlin in Ramsey.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mike_bjm

location: Isle of Man

date approved: 2/26/2017

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLangness Unconformity - Langness, Isle of Man

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Langness Unconformity represent a gap of 135 million year in the laying down of sedimentary rock.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mike_bjm

location: Isle of Man

date approved: 2/23/2017

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificancePort St. Mary Ledges & Kallow Point - Port St. Mary, Isle of Man

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Port St. Mary Ledges & Kallow Point is a designated Area of Special Scientific Interest("ASSI").

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mike_bjm

location: Isle of Man

date approved: 2/21/2017

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceNiarbyl Fault - Niarbyl Beach, Isle of Man

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The Niarbyl Fualt is on the west coast of the Isle of Man and marks the boundary of two ancient continents.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mike_bjm

location: Isle of Man

date approved: 2/20/2017

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceWolfsschlucht - Wassenach - RLP - Germany

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Die Wolfsschlucht bei Wassenach

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 2/14/2017

last visited: 5/17/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceAdmiral's Arch - Flinders Chase - SA - Australia

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Admirals Arch, rock bridge near the Cape du Couedic

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

location: South Australia, Australia

date approved: 2/14/2017

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceSierra Madera Astrobleme -- US 385 S of Fort Stockton, Pecos County TX

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The Sierra Madera Astrobleme is a giant meteor crater in Pecos County Texas south of Fort Stockton TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/6/2017

last visited: 12/26/2016

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Places of Geologic SignificanceMarathon Basin -- Fort Peña Park, Marathon TX

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Important features of Marathon Basin are explianed at Fort Peña Park, south of Marathon TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/4/2017

last visited: 12/26/2016

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLos Caballos -- Ouachita Fold Belt, US 385 S of Marathon TX

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A highway rest area and historic marker at a fascinating rock formation south of Marathon

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/1/2017

last visited: 12/26/2016

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Places of Geologic SignificanceBoquillas Formation -- Big Bend NP TX

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The waymark coordinates are for the pictographs on the sedimentary cliff walls of the Boquillas Formation at Boquillas Hot Springs

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/31/2017

last visited: 12/26/2016

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLandscapes in Stone -- Tornillo Flat, Big Bend NP TX

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The amazing desert scenery along the main park road through Tornillo Flat holds a surprising secret: This area was once a swamp!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/31/2017

last visited: 12/26/2016

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Places of Geologic SignificanceBoquillas Canyon -- Big Bend NP TX

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Boquillas Canyon is an amazing show of what a little water and a little grit, and a little pressure can do to solid rock

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/31/2017

last visited: 12/26/2016

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Places of Geologic SignificanceVolcanic Origins -- Window Trail, Big Bend NP TX

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The Chisos Mountains were formed by volcanic activity from 17-38 million years ago

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/30/2017

last visited: 12/25/2016

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLava Dome -- Grapevine Hills Trail, Big Bend NP TX

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The amazing scenery along the Grapevine Hills trail is a volcanic lava dome that turned into a laccolith and shattered into boulders

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/30/2017

last visited: 12/25/2016

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Places of Geologic SignificanceTuff Canyon -- Big Bend NP TX

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An interpretive sign at a trailhead explains this unusual canyon at Big Bend National park

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/28/2017

last visited: 12/24/2016

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Places of Geologic SignificanceMule Ears Peaks - Big Bend NP TX

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The famous Mule Ears Peaks at Big Bend, so named because . . . well, duh

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/28/2017

last visited: 12/24/2016

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Places of Geologic SignificanceGoat Mountain -- Big Bend NP TX

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Much of Big Bend National Park was formed by the action of volcanoes, long since dormant. One of those old volcanoes created Goat Mountain

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/28/2017

last visited: 12/24/2016

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Places of Geologic SignificanceChisos Mountains -- Big Bend National Park TX

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A sign along the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive explains the volcanic origins of the Chisos Mountains

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/28/2017

last visited: 12/24/2016

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Places of Geologic SignificanceCerro Castellan - Big Bend NP TX

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An interpretive sign explains the beauty and mystery of the formation of Castolon Peak

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/27/2017

last visited: 12/24/2016

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Places of Geologic SignificanceBurro Mesa Pouroff -- Big Bend National Park, Brewster County TX

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The pouroff (dry waterfall) at Lower Burro Mesa is in a dry wash that fills with flash floods, resulting in a dramatic waterfall that has carved unusual features this box canyon

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/27/2017

last visited: 12/24/2016

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