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Places of Geologic Significance
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Managed By: Icon Here Interested Geologists
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, Rock and Mineral Displays and Paleontology and Fossils. 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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  • New waymarks of this category are reviewed by the category group prior to being published
  • Category is visible in the directory
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
  • Website reference
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Image for Lapiaz des Hauts Plateaux du Vercors - Corrençon-en-Vercors, Franceview gallery

SS71.5 km

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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 Regular Member denben

location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

date approved: 2/12/2014

last visited: never

Image for Pli anticlinal- Saint Julien en Beauchêne- Hautes Alpes- PACA- Franceview gallery

SS116.7 km

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Places of Geologic SignificancePli anticlinal- Saint Julien en Beauchêne- Hautes Alpes- PACA- France

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Les plis disharmoniques de Saint-Julien-en-Beauchêne, Hautes Alpes

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SISABIEL

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

date approved: 5/14/2018

last visited: never

Image for Devil's Bridge Gorges - Rhône-Alpes, Franceview gallery

NENE131.2 km

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Places of Geologic SignificanceDevil's Bridge Gorges - Rhône-Alpes, France

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The Devil's Bridge Gorges in the Valley of the Dranse de Morzine.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Tharandter

location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

date approved: 12/6/2012

last visited: 7/30/2018

Image for La coupe de Jaujac - Jaujac (Ardèche) Franceview gallery

SWSW134.4 km

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLa coupe de Jaujac - Jaujac (Ardèche) France

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[FR] La commune de Jaujac est largement bâtie sur la coulée émise par le magnifique cône strombolien qui la domine. [EN] This is an extinct volcanic cone known as la coupe de Jaujac.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

date approved: 6/30/2011

last visited: never

Image for Les Demoiselles coiffées de Pontis et Sauze le Lac - Paca, Franceview gallery

SESE152.9 km

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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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