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Places of Geologic SignificanceRossboden-Gletschersturz - Simplon, VS, Switzerland

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This area south of the hamlet Egga is scattered with the remains of one the biggest ice avalanches in recorded Swiss history.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Wallis (VS), Switzerland

date approved: 9/19/2016

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceBon Echo Rock - Mazinaw Lake - Addington Highlands, ON

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Located on East side Upper Mazinaw Lake in Addington Highlands, ON.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member mTn_biKer65

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 9/2/2016

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceRoyal Gorge - Cañon City, CO

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The Royal Gorge, a canyon of the Arkansas River located west of Cañon City, Colorado. #632

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerraViators

location: Colorado

date approved: 8/13/2016

last visited: 7/1/2016

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Places of Geologic SignificancePingo - Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories, Canada

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A pingo, also called a hydrolaccolith, is a mound of earth with a core of ice found in the Arctic and subarctic regions, that can reach up to 70 meters in height and up to 600 meters in diameter.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: Northwest Territories, Canada

date approved: 8/11/2016

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceSan Andreas Fault - San Juan Bautista, CA

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The famous San Andreas Fault is over 800 miles long and passes near the Mission San Juan Bautista.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 8/4/2016

last visited: 11/10/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificancePikes Peak - El Paso County, CO

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Pikes Peak Granite Geology - #629

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerraViators

location: Colorado

date approved: 7/29/2016

last visited: 7/3/2016

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Places of Geologic SignificanceArikaree Breaks - Cheyenne County, KS

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The Arikaree Breaks are a rugged landscape of canyons that have formed in a type of windblown silt called loess. #628

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerraViators

location: Kansas

date approved: 7/27/2016

last visited: 7/4/2016

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Places of Geologic SignificanceCliffs of Moher - Ireland

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Standing 214m (702 feet) at their highest point, the Cliffs of Moher stretch for 8 kilometres (5 miles) along the Atlantic coast of County Clare in the west of Ireland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member buffalohiker

location: Munster, Ireland

date approved: 7/15/2016

last visited: 6/18/2016

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Places of Geologic SignificanceGruber-Stein - Steyregg, Austria

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Gruber-Stein is protected natural monument in Upper Austria.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GCEdo

location: Oberösterreich, Austria

date approved: 7/13/2016

last visited: 6/25/2016

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Places of Geologic SignificanceEl Elegante Crater at El Pinacate y Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve, Mexico

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The El Elegante Crater is one of three volcanic craters in the El Pinacate y Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GT.US

location: Sonora, Mexico

date approved: 6/22/2016

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceSifton Bog - London, Ontario

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A bog created by a glacier.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Keldar5

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 6/18/2016

last visited: 6/19/2016

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Places of Geologic SignificancePannonian Sea Fossils in Hum Zabocki, Croatia

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Sediments with fossils from Pannonian Sea in Hum Zabocki in Croatia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GCEdo

location: Croatia

date approved: 6/7/2016

last visited: 6/4/2016

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Places of Geologic SignificanceBalancing Rock - Long Island, Nova Scotia

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Balancing Rock is an immense basalt column, approximately four feet wide and twenty feet tall, that stands alone after many like it have dropped back into the sea and the earth.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougandSandra

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 6/1/2016

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceTrasshöhlenweg - Andernach - RLP - Germany

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Trasshöhlen im Brohltal

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 5/8/2016

last visited: 8/3/2014

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Places of Geologic Significance'Blue Cliff' - Förbau/Germany/BY

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--D-- Serpentinithärtling bei Förbau! --EN--Geoöogical place of significance "Blue Cliff" next to Förbau, Germany!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member *Team Krombaer*

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 5/8/2016

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceYosemite Valley - Yosemite National Park, CA

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Yosemite Valley was carved by thousands of years of glacial ice and floods. The formation of this canyon was debated by John Muir.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 5/4/2016

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceGlacial erratic - Zawady, Poland

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This 12 m long, 8,5 m wide and 3 m high block of sandstone in Zawady is Poland's 2nd largest glacial erratic. It is placed in the hole carved by the glacier, overgrown by bushes. It can be approached by technical road along the railroad.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GeoLog81

location: Mazowieckie, Poland

date approved: 5/2/2016

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceCalaveras Fault Creep - Hollister, CA

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Possibly one of the most famous fault offsets in the world. It's amazing that people live literally, not figuratively right above an active fault. Given a few years, the damage and offset of the fault can be seen. These houses won't last much longer.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 4/23/2016

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceStornetta /Mendocino Coast - CA

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Point Arena lighthouse was affected by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. This would be the fartherest northern point of the San Andreas Fault.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sbcamper

location: California

date approved: 4/17/2016

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceFire Canyon - Overton, NV

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One of the most visited places in Valley of Fire, is also where Captain Kirk died in Star Trek: Generations.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Nevada

date approved: 4/1/2016

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceSilica Dome - Overton, NV

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One of the most visited places in Valley of Fire, is also where Captain Kirk died in Star Trek: Generations.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Nevada

date approved: 4/1/2016

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceZabriskie Point - Furnace Creek, CA

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One of the most famous viewpoints in Death Valley.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 4/1/2016

last visited: 3/6/2016

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Places of Geologic SignificanceThe Dell - Clifton Springs, Victoria

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A natural ampitheatre created by a series of landslides

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Victoria, Australia

date approved: 4/1/2016

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceZion Canyon - Springdale, UT

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Millions of years of erosion from the Virgin River, and you get Zion Canyon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Utah

date approved: 3/28/2016

last visited: 7/26/2016

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Places of Geologic SignificanceBurning Mountain, Wingen, NSW, Australia

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When European settlers came through this region in the 1820s, they incorrectly thought that this was a smouldering volcano. It is actually a coal seam that is slowly burning underground.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 3/19/2016

last visited: never

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