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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 SignificanceBasalt-Sphäroid am Kutzenberg, Königswinter, NRW, Germany

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The basalt columns of this spheroid are aimed arched-shaped on a centre. Thus originates the impression of a rosette.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member argus1972

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 8/12/2017

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLes Demoiselles coiffées de Pontis et Sauze le Lac - Paca, France

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Les « demoiselles coiffées », situées à cheval sur les communes de Pontis et du Sauze

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YvesProvence

location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

date approved: 8/10/2017

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLes Mourres - Forcalquier, Paca, France

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Les Rochers des Mourres sont une curiosité géologique située sur la commune de Forcalquier, dans les Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YvesProvence

location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

date approved: 7/31/2017

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceBasalt Columns - Lewiston, ID

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Basalt columns along the Snake River by Lewiston, ID.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: Idaho

date approved: 7/13/2017

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLa coupe du Veryarc'h - Camaret - France

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Les paléoenvironnements marins de l'Ordovicien au Silurien à l'observation en pied de falaise dans l'anse du Veryac'h. The marine paleoenvironments of the Ordovician to the Silurian at the observation of foot of cliff in the cove of Veryac'h.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine

location: Bretagne, France

date approved: 7/13/2017

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceHayward Fault Creep - Fremont, CA

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A great place to view an active fault creep, right in the middle of Fremont. You can also see my geo-mobile parked right on the fault as well.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 7/10/2017

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificancePuerto de la Pena - Ajuy, Fuerteventura, Spain

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Puerto de la Pena at Ajuy, Fuerteventura.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Islas Canarias, Spain

date approved: 7/3/2017

last visited: 2/24/2017

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Places of Geologic SignificanceOld Faithful - Yellowstone National Park, WY

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Old Faithful geyser.... one of the most predictable in the world.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Wyoming

date approved: 6/29/2017

last visited: 5/29/2017

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Places of Geologic SignificanceAbert Rim - Oregon Geology - Lake County, OR

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A historical 'Beaver Board' located just of US 395 highlights the geological history of nearby Abert Rim.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 6/15/2017

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceArchibald Pothole -Archibald Pothole State Park, PA

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This glacial pothole is in Archibald Pothole State Park. It is free and open to the public. There is parking at the site.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/29/2017

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLa Savane des pétrifications - Saint-Anne, Martinique

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[EN] La Savane des Petrifications is a 1km long stripped zone between two beaches of limestone, bio-detritic sand. [FR] La Savane des Pétrifications est une zone dénudée de 1km de longueur, entre deux plages de sable calcaire bio-détritique.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Martinique

date approved: 5/21/2017

last visited: 4/4/2017

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Places of Geologic SignificanceFindling aus dem Rhein - Brohl-Lützing - RLP - Germany

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Findling aus dem Rhein

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 5/19/2017

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificancePortlock Point - Oahu, HI

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Just 10 minutes from downtown Honolulu, this dramatic shoreline bluff was created from layer upon layer of consolidated volcanic ash which was cemented together over time to form basaltic tuff, then eventually weathered by the ocean surf.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven

location: Hawaii

date approved: 5/19/2017

last visited: 4/11/2017

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Places of Geologic SignificanceFindlinge im Herman-Löns-Park - Hannover, Germany

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ice age boulders in the Herman-Löns-Park

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member me.toString

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 5/14/2017

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceDrachenschlucht, Eisenach - Germany

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The "Drachenschlucht" is a 3km long gorge south of Eisenach.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member me.toString

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 5/11/2017

last visited: never

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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: 6/23/2017

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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: 5/26/2017

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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: 7/19/2017

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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: 9/20/2015

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