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Places of Geologic SignificanceSouth Lake – A Cirque

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The geomorphology of The Dinkey Lakes region has been largely created by the various glaciers that have covered the area. One of the landforms that the glaciers creates is a cirque. And when the cirque fills in with water it forms a tarn.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerryDad2

location: California

date approved: 1/3/2010

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceFirst Dinkey Lake Eutrophication

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First Dinkey Lake is a dieing lake. From the moment of its creation sediment has been slowly filling it in and it will one day become a meadow. This process is called eutrophication.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerryDad2

location: California

date approved: 1/3/2010

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificancePothole Dome

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Pothole Dome in Tuolumne Meadows provides an excellent opportunity to view typical glacial erosional and geomorphologic features and some not so typical ones as well.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerryDad2

location: California

date approved: 1/3/2010

last visited: 2/20/2015

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Places of Geologic SignificanceThe Dinkey Creek Roof Pendant

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The Dinkey Creek Roof Pendant is described as the remnant of a layer of meta-sediments that were above the Dinkey Creek Pluton that intruded underneath them. These rocks have been folded three different ways.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerryDad2

location: California

date approved: 1/2/2010

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceDinky Creek Pluton

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Recent theories of large granite futon formation start with the partial melting of a subducting plate. This magma rises up through fractures near the surface where the magma spreads out laterally along a horizontal fracture.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerryDad2

location: California

date approved: 1/2/2010

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceHorseshoe Lake Tree Kill

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While Mammoth Mountain may not appear like an active volcano in the common sense, the dead and dying trees along Horseshoe Lake are being killed by the carbon dioxide released by volcanic activity.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerryDad2

location: California

date approved: 1/1/2010

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceHot Creek Geologic Area – Long Valley Caldera

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Hot Creek is one of many hydrothermal springs in the Long Valley Caldera. Infiltrating snowmelt from the Eastern Sierras becomes heated by magma then returns to the surface along faults and fractures.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerryDad2

location: California

date approved: 1/1/2010

last visited: 9/7/2012

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Places of Geologic Significance.Gordale Scar, Malham, North Yorkshire, England

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A stunning Limestone gorge near Malham in the Yorkshire dales.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member hillhiker1

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/29/2009

last visited: 4/21/2013

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Places of Geologic SignificanceMalham Cove, Malham, North Yorkshire, England

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An impressive ancient waterfall face at Malham in the Yorkshire dales

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member hillhiker1

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/29/2009

last visited: 9/1/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceMoeraki Boulders. Otago. New Zealand.

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Scattered along the beach at Moeraki, south of Hampden, some 40 kilometers south of Oamaru, these giant boulders are a popular visitor attraction.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Punga and Paua

location: South Island, New Zealand

date approved: 12/3/2009

last visited: 10/19/2012

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Places of Geologic SignificanceAnatini Whale Fossil Site. North Otago. New Zealand.

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At Anatini, fossil whales are exposed in the rock. These fossils – part of the Vanished World trail - are under protective covers to allow easy public viewing.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Punga and Paua

location: South Island, New Zealand

date approved: 12/3/2009

last visited: 11/8/2009

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Places of Geologic SignificanceElephant Rocks — Maerewhenua, New Zealand

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Limestone rocks that are 24 to 26 million years old that have eroded to form some spectacular formations. Today this location has been used in the Narnia movies and often has people climbing the boulders.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: South Island, New Zealand

date approved: 12/2/2009

last visited: 11/8/2009

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Places of Geologic SignificanceWhite Bluff - Demopolis

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Historic limestone bluff along the Tombigbee River in Demopolis, Alabama.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Alabama

date approved: 11/20/2009

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLaacher Lake: Mofette

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This Waymark leads you to the carbon dioxide (CO2) springs along the Laacher Lake bank.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KateBum

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 11/19/2009

last visited: 3/14/2015

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLaacher Lake: Cinder Cone

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This Waymark leads you to the small peninsula "Jägerspitze" the most eastern part of a Basalt cinder cone.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KateBum

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 11/19/2009

last visited: 3/14/2015

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLe Puits d'enfer - Chateau d'Olonne, France

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[FR] Le Puits d'Enfer est une faille rocheuse en bord de mer à Château d'Olonne. [ENG] The Puits d'Enfer (the Well of Hell) is a deep rift on the coast at Château d'Olonne.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Chris777

location: France

date approved: 11/18/2009

last visited: 7/26/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLaacher Lake: Basalt lava flow

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This Waymark leads you to the basalt lava flow of the "Lorenzfelsen" near the Laacher Lake.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KateBum

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 11/18/2009

last visited: 3/14/2015

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Places of Geologic SignificanceYellowstone National Park, Wyoming

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Geysers, Hot Springs, and Mud-pots, Oh My!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Big B Bob

location: Wyoming

date approved: 11/13/2009

last visited: 7/17/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceGreat Sand Dunes National Park - Mosca, Colorado

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One of the most unique National Parks in the US. Once you hike to the top of High Dune you will understand the meaning of "One Step Forward, Two Steps Back".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Big B Bob

location: Colorado

date approved: 11/13/2009

last visited: 2/4/2013

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Places of Geologic SignificanceMonument Valley Navajo Tribal Park - Arizona/Utah

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One of the most majestic and most photographed points on earth.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Big B Bob

location: Arizona

date approved: 11/13/2009

last visited: 3/19/2015

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Places of Geologic SignificanceKiama Little Blowhole, Kiama, NSW, Australia

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There is a lookout and parking for this blowhole, a main attraction for the township of Kiama.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 11/2/2009

last visited: 3/8/2015

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Places of Geologic SignificanceForgotten Roses (Tenerife, Spain)

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Most objects of interest in the Parque Nacional del Teide are appreciated with information boards. These two stone roses unfortunately not.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KateBum

location: Islas Canarias, Spain

date approved: 11/2/2009

last visited: 3/24/2015

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Places of Geologic SignificanceBombo Headland Quarry Geological Site, Australia

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The basalt columns at this site are an internationally recognised geological phenomena.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 11/2/2009

last visited: 9/2/2013

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Places of Geologic SignificanceMoab Fault

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The Moab Fault, near Moab, Utah, USA is a well exposed and much studied geological fault.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member linkys

location: Utah

date approved: 11/1/2009

last visited: 3/24/2015

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Places of Geologic SignificanceCap de Creus

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This is a unique place to observe and study metamorphic and magmatic rocks (schists, migmatites and pegmatites) and their structures, especially shear zones and folds. They are exposed in an outstanding landscape.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ElenaDruguet

location: Spain

date approved: 10/14/2009

last visited: 4/18/2015

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