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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 SignificanceWasp Head, NSW, Australia

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Wasp Head, on the southern coast of New South Wales, has good examples of fossilised worm burrows.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 11/7/2016

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceCinder Hills Overlook - Sunset Crater National Monument, AZ

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Sunset Crater is the youngest in a string of volcanoes (the San Francisco volcanic field) that is related to the nearby San Francisco Peaks.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Arizona

date approved: 11/1/2016

last visited: 4/28/2002

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Places of Geologic SignificanceUpheaval Dome - Canyonlands National Park, UT

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In an area approximately three miles (5 km) across, rock layers are dramatically deformed. In the center, the rocks are pushed up into a circular structure called a dome, or an anticline.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Utah

date approved: 10/27/2016

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificancePaleokarst - Urkut, Hungary

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Paleokarst formation near Urkut in Hungary.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GCEdo

location: Veszprém, Hungary

date approved: 10/22/2016

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceVela Draga - Istria, Croatia

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Vela Draga is geological natural monument in Istria, Croatia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GCEdo

location: Croatia

date approved: 10/20/2016

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceHow Zion Canyon was Formed - Zion National Park - Springdale, UT

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This is an National Park Service interpretive panel located near the Temple of Sinawava explaining the origin of Zion Canyon and the formation of the Narrows.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Utah

date approved: 10/19/2016

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceTamina Gorge - Bad Ragaz, Switzerland

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Beautiful gorge of the Tamina River near Bad Ragaz in Switzerland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GCEdo

location: Ostschweiz (SG/SH/TG/AI/AR/GL), Switzerland

date approved: 10/19/2016

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificancePhyllite in Kogelberg - Styria, Austria

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Nice examples of phyllite outcrops at slopes of Kogelberg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GCEdo

location: Steiermark, Austria

date approved: 10/19/2016

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceBadlands National Park - Interior, SD

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Badlands National Park is a gallery of deposition cycles over millions of years.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Telomere

location: South Dakota

date approved: 10/13/2016

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLoess-Paleosol Sequences in Ilok, Croatia

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This nice example of loess-paleosol sequences is located in Ilok, Croatia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GCEdo

location: Croatia

date approved: 10/11/2016

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceCalcareous Sinter - Waldegg, Austria

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This nice example of calcareous sinter is located in Waldegg an der Piesting in Austria.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GCEdo

location: Niederösterreich, Austria

date approved: 10/11/2016

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceCezlakite - Cezlak, Slovenia

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Rocky outcrop of cezlakite near village Cezlak in Slovenia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GCEdo

location: Slovenia

date approved: 10/11/2016

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceHegyestu Geological Site - Monoszlo, Hungary

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Hegyestu Geological Site is located near Monoszlo in Veszprem County in Hungary.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GCEdo

location: Veszprém, Hungary

date approved: 10/10/2016

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceConglomerate in Vomperbach, Tyrol, Austria

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Very nice example of conglomerate is located in Vomperbach in Tyrol, Austria.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GCEdo

location: Tirol, Austria

date approved: 10/2/2016

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceFountain Formation - Morrison, CO

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A geologic disconformity gap in Red Rocks Park in Morrison, CO. The Fountain Formation meets the Precambrian Gneiss. #635

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerraViators

location: Colorado

date approved: 9/30/2016

last visited: 7/4/2016

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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: 12/2/2016

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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: 9/9/2016

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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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