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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.
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 SignificancePotholes - Rivière Outardes, Qc,Canada - Marmites

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Les marmites dans le lit de la Rivière Outardes. Potholes in the dried riverbed of the Outardes River which is in the town of the same name, in French.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member VE2YWS

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 9/29/2014

last visited: 9/29/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLe mont Royal - Montréal, Québec

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le mont Royal est une colline dans la ville de Montréal (Québec) / mount Royal is a hill in the city of Montreal (Quebec)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member oiseau_ca

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 9/29/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceDer Gesteinslehrpfad - Salzgitter - Gebhardshagen, Niedersachsen, Deutschland

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Willkommen in Gebhardshagen. Welcome to Gebhardshagen.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kishin

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 9/23/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceMississippi Petrified Forest -- nr Flora MS

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The Mississippi Petrified forest is a National Natural Landmark located in rural MS near the tiny town of Flora MS

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Mississippi

date approved: 9/22/2014

last visited: 9/22/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceContinental Divide, Rabbit Ears Pass - Grand County, Colorado

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The Continental Divide (also called the Great Divide or Continental Divide of the Americas) determines whether water flows to the Pacific or Atlantic Ocean.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 9/22/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceEdinburgh Castle Rock - Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh castle was built on top of a vulcanic plug.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member netdust

location: Southern Scotland, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/22/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceJardin des Glaciers / Seashell Deposits

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This seashell deposit—the largest of its kind in the world—is located 80 metres above the current sea level.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member davidb1957

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 9/15/2014

last visited: 9/15/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceEroded outcrops on Dvorák' Trail / Erozní útvary na Dvorákove stezce - Kralupy nad Vltavou (Central Bohemia)

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Depicted beautiful example of erosion of sandstone and arcose outcrops you can find along the touristic footpath called Dvorákova stezka (Dvorák' Trail) in Vltava river valley close to town Kralupy nad Vltavou.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Stredocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 9/14/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceDIABASE ROCK FORMATION

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DIABASE, also called Dolerite, is fine to medium grained, dark gray to black intrusive igneous rock.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member davidb1957

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 9/14/2014

last visited: 9/26/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceGodbout's Alluvial Fan

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An alluvial fan is a triangle-shaped deposit of gravel, sand, and even smaller pieces of sediment, such as silt. This sediment is called alluvium.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member davidb1957

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 9/14/2014

last visited: 9/28/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceMonte Pilar - Póvoa de Lanhoso, Portugal

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The Pillar Mountain is an extrusion that due to their granitic lithologic characteristics, resisted the erosion over time, this huge granitic monolith is considered the largest in the Iberian Peninsula.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Braga, Portugal

date approved: 9/11/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceRainbow Bridge -- Rainbow Bridge National Monument, UT

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The amazing Rainbow Bridge has been carved over millions of years by water and time, on display at the Rainbow Bridge National Monument. The waymark coordinates are for the closest public viewing area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Utah

date approved: 8/28/2014

last visited: 8/29/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceGeologischer Aufschluss „Am laufenden Stein“

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At "Am laufenden Stein" near the railway station in Dillenburg, you can nicely see the layer sequence of an iron ore deposit in greenstone.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Eibacher Kuckuck

location: Hessen, Germany

date approved: 8/17/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceThurston Lava Tube - Volcano, HI

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The Thurston Lava Tube is one of the most visited places in the park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Hawaii

date approved: 8/5/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceMarmorbruch Unica - Villmar, Hessen, Germany

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The Unica quarry in Villmar allows a unique three-dimensional insight into the structure of a Stromatopore reef from the Devonian

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Eibacher Kuckuck

location: Hessen, Germany

date approved: 8/4/2014

last visited: 8/18/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceNau dos Corvos and Limestone Pavement

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Off Cape imposes the Nau dos Corvos. Some consider this a true rock business card Peniche. It is a rock formation where poisam gulls and crows.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Felipe White

location: Leiria, Portugal

date approved: 7/31/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificancePort Royal Tufa - Belle Vernon, PA

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In Cedar Creek Park there is a fast-growing outdoor stalactite, one of the few in the United States.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Go Boilers!

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/20/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceBig Pine Creek Pillar - Hocking County, Ohio

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Big Pine Creek Pillar is found in Hocking State Forest. It is 27 feet high, 3 feet wide and 14 feet long.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member buffalohiker

location: Ohio

date approved: 5/2/2014

last visited: 4/22/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceAsh Cave Falls - Hocking Hills State Park

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A 700 foot horseshoe-shaped sandstone cave. The middle layer of the Blackhand has been weathered while the more resistant upper and lower zones have remained intact.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member buffalohiker

location: Ohio

date approved: 5/1/2014

last visited: 4/22/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceBrown Canyon Rock Waves

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Rocks forming an S-curve next to a waterfall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Phydux

location: Arizona

date approved: 4/19/2014

last visited: 5/10/2014

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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: 1/13/2013

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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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