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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.
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  • 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 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: 5/12/2004

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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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Places of Geologic SignificanceLes Sables du cul du Chien, Noisy sur Ecole, Seine et Marne, France

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Mer de sable du stampien / Sand Sea Stampian

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gâtinaise

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 2/14/2016

last visited: 2/22/2016

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Places of Geologic SignificanceYehliu Geopark - Wanli District, Taiwan

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Yehliu promontory is located in the north east of Taiwan close to the coastal town of Keelung (Chilung). It is a geopark and it stretches for a distance of around 1.7km, in a north east direction, out to sea. Erosion has left amazing results.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Taiwan

date approved: 2/6/2016

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceDer Wilde Stein, Büdingen - Hessen - Germany

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Wilder Stein, A Place of Geologic Significance nearly Büdingen

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jotheonly

location: Hessen, Germany

date approved: 2/5/2016

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceHöllhooge - Rheinfelden, BW, Germany

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Höllhooge (Hell's Hook) is a rock formation east of the city center of German Rheinfelden.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 1/22/2016

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceGeological Organs - Bossart, BY, Germany

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These are so-called "Geological Organs" although may not actually play "music". They are located in "Bossarts" near Memmingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member [somnambulist]

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 1/22/2016

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLandscape Features from Mt. Cadillac - Bar Harbor, ME

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From the top of Mount Cadillac, you have great views of the large geological forces that took place to shape the landscape, including volcanic, glacial, and erosional.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Maine

date approved: 12/19/2015

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceAgassiz Rock Formation - Route 1A - Ellsworth, ME

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This humble slab of light colored ledge was featured in Prof. Agassiz' work that provided the evidence that thousands of feet of glaciers, not a great deluge, scraped and formed the landscape.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Maine

date approved: 12/19/2015

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceSchoodic Head - Acadia National Park - Winter Harbor, ME

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The rock outcrops along the ocean on this head alternate dark and light colors where the younger, darker basalt intruded older, lighter granite.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Maine

date approved: 12/16/2015

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceSand Beach - Acadia National Park - Bar Harbor, ME

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Sand Beach on the southeast side of Mt. Desert Island is unusual in that 70% of the 'sand' is shell fragments.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Maine

date approved: 12/16/2015

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceTectonic Window Oberkirch - Zullwil, SO, Switzerland

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The plateau of Oberkirch is the only known tectonic window in the northern Jurassic Range.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Espace Mittelland (BE/SO), Switzerland

date approved: 12/11/2015

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificancePikritaufschluß am Steinbühl bei Naila- 95119 Naila/Germany/ BY

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--D-- Pikritaufschluß am Steinbühl bei Naila! --EN--Geoöogical highpoint "Pikrit" next to Naila, Germany!

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member *Team Krombaer*

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 11/21/2015

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceEast River Tidal Strait - New York, New York

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a tidal strait in New York City, New York

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member oiseau_ca

location: New York

date approved: 11/11/2015

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceZimne Wody - Busko, Poland

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Zimne Wody (Cold Waters) is gypsum rock exposure, with cold karst spring. You can see there the interesting structure of gypsum crystals.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GeoLog81

location: Świętokrzyskie, Poland

date approved: 11/10/2015

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceGranite gneiss erratic - Serock, Poland

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The granite gneiss erratic located on green square between Warszawska and Wyzwolenia streets. It is protected as Natural Monument.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GeoLog81

location: Mazowieckie, Poland

date approved: 11/10/2015

last visited: never

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