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Places of Geologic Significance
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Description:
A category in which to place interesting rock, sand, soil formations and deformations which have been created by natural (not human) forces.
Expanded Description:
Geology is the science and study of the solid matter of a celestial body (in this case the Earth), its composition, structure, physical properties, history and the processes that shape it. Waymarks in this category should exhibit one or more geologic processes (processes which either build up or tear down rocks/sand/or soil).

Most interesting rock formations are either a result of two geologic processes, erosion or volcanism but there are others such as meteorite craters, and earthquake related deformation to name just a few.
Instructions for Posting a Places of Geologic Significance Waymark:
(Requirements updated 10-May-2012 to require an explanation of geologic significance in the description. Existing waymarks are grandfathered.)

The waymarks in this category should be examples of interesting rock, sand, or soil formations. An explanation of the geologic significance of the location must be included in the description. Including information on the geological dating and/or minerology of associated rocks will help greatly to insure that your waymark gets approved.

Geologically interesting features which are already covered under another category will be denied. These include Caves, Glaciers, Mountain Summits, Natural Arches, active volcanoes and Rock and Mineral Displays. As other more specific geologic categories are created they will become off-limits for this category, existing waymarks notwithstanding.

In the interest of environmental and civic responsibility, the following is a guideline.

Waymarks on public land which is already opened to the public and managed for visits to the location of waymark do not need approval from the land's management. Waymarks on public land which is unimproved for visitors, but otherwise open to unrestricted access by the public are also accepted. Waymarks on private land will be accepted if access is open to the public and this access is documented via a web site. Waymarks on private or otherwise restricted land will be accepted as long as the place of interest can be viewed from unrestricted public land (for example, road right of way).

If the category managers have any doubt as to the right of public access to the waymark, it will be deleted. Using web site references to build your case is encouraged.

Also, collecting and removal of any kind of sample from the site is strenuously discouraged.

A photo of the formation taken by the waymarker must be uploaded and used as the waymark page photo.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
No specific requirements, just have fun visiting the waymark.
Category Settings:
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Variables:
  • Waymark is confirmed to be publicly accessible
  • Parking Coordinates
  • Access fee (In local currency)
  • Requires a high clearance vehicle to visit.
  • Requires 4x4 vehicle to visit.
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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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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: 3/7/2015

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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: 3/6/2015

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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: 4/4/2015

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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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