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Places of Geologic SignificanceBasalt Columns and Am Buachaille - Staffa, Scotland, UK

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The Isle of Staffa has a multitude of mainly hexagonal basalt columns of vulcanic origin, an ensemble of which creates the small offshore island of Am Buachaille.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member netdust

location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/28/2014

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceHutton's Unconformity - Lochranza, Isle of Arran, UK

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One of the most famous places in the study of geology and the history of the earth. James Hutton found evidence here that helped him develop his revolutionary theories about the earth, and which led to the modern science of geology.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member martlakes

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 3/28/2008

last visited: 7/24/2012

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Places of Geologic SignificanceThe Giant's Causeway

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Giant's Causeway, County Antrim. This wonderful rock formation, now a World Heritage site, is one of the world's outstanding geological curiosities.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Silverstang Trakker

location: Ireland

date approved: 8/21/2007

last visited: 8/2/2002

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