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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.

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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Variables:
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  • 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 SignificanceVolcano Steam Vents - Volcano, HI

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This is part of an earthcache in Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Hawaii

date approved: 3/23/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceSouth Point Complex - South Point, HI

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Welcome to the most southern point in the U.S.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Hawaii

date approved: 3/23/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificancePosidionienschiefergrube - Bad Schönborn, Germany

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Bei der Posidonienschiefergrube handelt es sich um ein Naturdenkmal mit aufgeschlossenem Gestein aus dem Unterjura. / This former mine is a natural monument now for Posidonia Shale, a Lower Jurassic geological formation.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DieCacherGirls

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 3/14/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLapiaz des Hauts Plateaux du Vercors - Corrençon-en-Vercors, France

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The lapiaz (Limestone Pavement) along the GR 91, a 40 km trail between Corrençon-en-Vercors and the Col de Rousset, crossing the Hauts Plateaux du Vercors (French Prealps).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Rhône-Alpes, France

date approved: 2/12/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceKalksinter - Siegsdorf, Lk. Traunstein, Bayern, D

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Kalksinter in Siegsdorf.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tharandter

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 1/22/2014

last visited: 3/16/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceWilhelmsteine - Schelderwald

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Die Wilhelmsteine sind durch untermeerischen Vulkanismus in der erdgeschichtlichen Epoche des Oberdevon entstanden | The "Wilhelm stones" are resulting from submarine volcanic activity in the geological epoch of the Upper Devonian

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Eibacher Kuckuck

location: Hessen, Germany

date approved: 1/9/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificancePenedo de Lexim, Cheleiros, Lisboa, Portugal

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[PT] Disjunção colunar basáltica resultante do processo de arrefecimento do magama. [EN] Basaltic columnar jointing resulting from the magma cooling process.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulohercules

location: Lisboa, Portugal

date approved: 1/9/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceDinosaur Provincial Park - Alberta, Canada

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Southeastern Alberta, about 200 kilometres more or less straight east of Calgary is where one will find this World Heritage Site, in the badlands of the Red Deer River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Alberta, Canada

date approved: 1/4/2014

last visited: 1/7/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceThe Pitons - Saint Lucia

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The Pitons are located along the southwestern coast of the Caribbean island nation of Saint Lucia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elyob

location: Saint Lucia

date approved: 12/19/2013

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceSossusvlei,Namib Sand Sea, Namibia

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Namib Sand Sea is the only coastal desert in the world that includes extensive dune fields influenced by fog.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member g300td

location: Namibia

date approved: 12/16/2013

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceMussel Rock & the San Andreas Fault - Pacifica, CA

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This is Mussel Rock, or the place where the San Andreas Fault meets up with the Pacific Ocean.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 12/14/2013

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceUluru (Ayers Rock) - Northern Territory, Australia

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Uluru is an inselberg, literally "island mountain".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Northern Territory, Australia

date approved: 12/3/2013

last visited: 1/17/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceFarm Creek Section, Farmdale Recreational Area - East Peoria, IL

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The escarpment of this seemingly ordinary creek valley was studied by noted geologist Frank Leverett, and helped lead to understanding the glacial forces that formed the midwest.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/24/2013

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceMt Shasta - 14,179 ft. - 439 some m. - CA

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This is a fun one to catch where there IS a turnout, NO tree, good visibility, non private property etc. Mt Shasta has a volcanic history and has erupted 4 times in the past.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sbcamper

location: California

date approved: 11/24/2013

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceBasalt columns - Spokane, WA

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These particular basalt columns were spied along West Sunset Highway north of I90 and northwest of the Spokane Airport.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 11/20/2013

last visited: 1/2/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceBlyde River Canyon - Mpumalanga, South Africa

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The Blyde River Canyon is a significant natural feature of South Africa, located in Mpumalanga, and forming the northern part of the Drakensberg escarpment.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Mpumalanga, South Africa

date approved: 11/17/2013

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceCastle Crags - Castle Crags State Park - California

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A vista point within Castle Crags State Park (fees apply) offer spectacular views of Castle Crags, a rocky outcrop made of solid granite.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 11/3/2013

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceSpring Fed Burney Falls - CA

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Burney Falls is an excellent example of a rare spring fed waterfall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: California

date approved: 10/26/2013

last visited: 9/13/2013

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Places of Geologic SignificanceIllinois River Sandstone Bluffs, Starved Rock State Park - Utica, IL

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The 100 ft high sandstone bluffs in Starved Rock and other area state parks were carved by glacial melt waters further north - in weeks by the Kankakee Torrent.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/22/2013

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceOrrido Gorge - Bellano, Province Lecco, Lombardia, Italy

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The Orrido Gorge in Bellano.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tharandter

location: Lombardia, Italy

date approved: 10/11/2013

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceKalktuff - Ramsau, Lk. Berchtesgadener Land, Bayern, D

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Eine Kalktuff-Terasse bei Berchtesgaden.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tharandter

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 10/10/2013

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceSunstone Mines Free Digging Area

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Free (BLM) area for digging Oregon's Gemstone: Sunstones.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member hankpac

location: Oregon

date approved: 10/5/2013

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceHanauma Bay Nature Preserve - Oahu, HI, USA

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The beach at Hanauma Bay is a popular tourist attraction on the southeast coast of Oahu. Formed inside a volcanic cone, it provides a sanctuary for marine life, making this cove an excellent location for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Chasing Blue Sky

location: Hawaii

date approved: 10/5/2013

last visited: 1/28/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceUmtanum Ridge - Yakima Canyon Road, WA

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Plaque gives an explanation on the formation of these hills.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member The 2 Newlyweds

location: Washington

date approved: 9/20/2013

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceGletschergarten - Schneizlreuth, Lk. Berchtesgadener Land, Bayern, D

in Places of Geologic Significance

Der Gletschergarten an der deutschen Alpenstraße in Schneizlreuth.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tharandter

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 9/20/2013

last visited: never

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