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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 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:
  • Waymarks can be added to this category
  • 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 The Fildergraben - (The Filder Lowland)view gallery

NENE31.7 km

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Places of Geologic SignificanceThe Fildergraben - (The Filder Lowland)

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The Fildergraben geological rift has created a 14km wide valley between the Schönbuch and Schurwald highlands.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 2/11/2007

last visited: 3/2/2011

Image for Posidionienschiefergrube - Bad Schönborn, Germanyview gallery

NN85.6 km

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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: 4/13/2015

Image for Rothenberg - Lemberg/Germanyview gallery

NWNW121.2 km

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Places of Geologic SignificanceRothenberg - Lemberg/Germany

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Riesige Felswände am Gipfel des Rothenberges. Huge cliffs at the top of the mountain "Rothenberg".

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member KaPsTeam

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 12/27/2014

last visited: never

Image for Die Erdkrümmung am Bodensee, Vorarlberg, Austriaview gallery

SESE122.1 km

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Places of Geologic SignificanceDie Erdkrümmung am Bodensee, Vorarlberg, Austria

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Die Erdkrümmung am Bodensee, Vorarlberg, Austria

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member luzzi-reloaded

location: Vorarlberg, Austria

date approved: 2/6/2012

last visited: 8/17/2014

Image for Sandplatte, Vorarlberg, Austriaview gallery

SESE123.3 km

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Places of Geologic SignificanceSandplatte, Vorarlberg, Austria

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Sandplatte, Vorarlberg, Austria

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member luzzi-reloaded

location: Vorarlberg, Austria

date approved: 2/20/2012

last visited: 11/14/2011

Image for Altschlossfelsen - Eppenbrunn/Germanyview gallery

NWNW123.8 km

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Places of Geologic SignificanceAltschlossfelsen - Eppenbrunn/Germany

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The Altschlossfelsen lie on the northeastern foothills of the 406 m high Brechenberg.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member KaPsTeam

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 11/23/2014

last visited: never

Image for Konglomeratfelsen, Vorarlberg, Austriaview gallery

SESE123.9 km

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Places of Geologic SignificanceKonglomeratfelsen, Vorarlberg, Austria

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Konglomeratfelsen, Vorarlberg, Austria

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member luzzi-reloaded

location: Vorarlberg, Austria

date approved: 2/18/2012

last visited: 5/13/2014

Image for St. Anna-Loch - Rheinfelden, BW, Germanyview gallery

SWSW129.2 km

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Places of Geologic SignificanceSt. Anna-Loch - Rheinfelden, BW, Germany

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A deep hole in the river with strong eddies at a tectonic plate boundary.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 7/18/2013

last visited: never

Image for Die Insel in Feldkirch, Vorarlberg, Austriaview gallery

SS143.2 km

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Places of Geologic SignificanceDie Insel in Feldkirch, Vorarlberg, Austria

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Die Insel in Feldkirch, Vorarlberg, Austria

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member luzzi-reloaded

location: Vorarlberg, Austria

date approved: 2/6/2012

last visited: 11/3/2012

Image for Chälengrabenschlucht - Hofstetten, SO, Switzerlandview gallery

SWSW150.8 km

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Places of Geologic SignificanceChälengrabenschlucht - Hofstetten, SO, Switzerland

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Chälengrabenschlucht is a gorge south of Hofstetten.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Switzerland

date approved: 8/11/2012

last visited: never

Image for Red Verrucano, Swizerlandview gallery

SS158.2 km

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Places of Geologic SignificanceRed Verrucano, Swizerland

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Red Verrucano, Swizerland

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member luzzi-reloaded

location: Switzerland

date approved: 2/19/2012

last visited: 2/19/2012

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