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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.
  • Public Transport available
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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: never

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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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Places of Geologic SignificanceWollsackverwitterung am Hochstein - Bayern - Germany

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Impressive rock formation next to the walking track towards the "Hochstein" Beeindruckende Felsformation neben dem Fußweg zum Hochstein

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member McGreifer

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 2/22/2016

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificancePunaluu Black Sand Beach - Punaluu, HI

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This Beach is famous for it's black sand here. It is one of only a few beaches in the world that have black sand.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Hawaii

date approved: 2/14/2016

last visited: never

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