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Places of Geologic SignificanceHole in the Ground Maar, Oregon

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Hole in the Ground is nearly a mile in diameter, as much as 500 feet deep, and is the result of the interaction of rising magma and meeting abundant groundwater.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Oregon

date approved: 6/10/2007

last visited: 11/26/2009

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Places of Geologic SignificanceAncient Lahontan Lake (Nevada) Tufa

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Tufa formed within ancient Lake Lahontan, Nevada. I surmise that this tufa was either formed by precipitation in lake bottom sediments which were fed by hot springs from below; or calcium-bearing spring water in an alkaline lake rich in carbonates.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Nevada Desert Rat

location: Nevada

date approved: 6/10/2007

last visited: 8/1/2009

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Places of Geologic SignificanceMitchell Caverns

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Mitchell Caverns is a set of rare limestone caverns in California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerryDad2

location: California

date approved: 6/5/2007

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceCinder Cones US National Natural Landmark

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This area has dozens of excellently preserved cinder cones and lava flows.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerryDad2

location: California

date approved: 6/5/2007

last visited: 4/21/2010

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Places of Geologic SignificanceKelso Dunes

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The Kelso Dunes are some of the highest dunes in the region, but they are only part of the larger Devil's Playground dune complex. They also have the rare characteristic of "singing."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerryDad2

location: California

date approved: 6/2/2007

last visited: 1/1/2015

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Places of Geologic SignificanceKatati Butte Hornito, Oregon

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This small geologic feature is located near Katati Butte north of Big Hole.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/30/2007

last visited: 5/30/2007

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Places of Geologic SignificanceCrater of Diamonds - Arkansas

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Crater of Diamonds State Park is the World's only Diamond Site where you can search and keep what you find. Coordinates listed is for the diamond field.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose

location: Arkansas

date approved: 5/5/2007

last visited: 8/9/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceFort Rock, Volcanic Tuff Ring

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Fort Rock is a volcanic tuff ring that towers above the desert floor at what was once the shore of an ancient lake bed.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/30/2007

last visited: 11/26/2009

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Places of Geologic SignificanceHampsfell limestone pavement, Cumbria

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An extensive area of limestone pavement out-croppinq across the summit plateau of Hampsfell. Open access land which has pedestrian access only.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/27/2007

last visited: 2/14/2009

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Places of Geologic SignificanceBeacon Rock - Skamania, Washington

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Between 12 and 15 thousand years ago the Missoula Floods eroded away the softer outer material leaving visible the harder olivine basalt plug that Beacon Rock is composed of.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 4/24/2007

last visited: 8/11/2012

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Places of Geologic SignificanceCrystal Forest

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One of the gems of the Petrified Forest National Park is the abundance of well preserved petrified wood with an abundance of colors.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerryDad2

location: Arizona

date approved: 4/11/2007

last visited: 5/20/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceMontezuma Well

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This sink hole in the middle of the desert naturally fills with ground water at an enormous rate.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerryDad2

location: Arizona

date approved: 4/11/2007

last visited: 11/1/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceTalus Cave

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These are talus cave, a rather uncommon form of cave, formed by rocks falling down from above.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerryDad2

location: California

date approved: 4/11/2007

last visited: 1/5/2010

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Places of Geologic SignificanceHylebos Wetlands and Peat Sinkhole - Federal Way, Washington

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This sinkhole in a peatbog was formed due to contact with the oxygen in the water. It is 20 feet deep and is home to the native red-legged frog and an endangered variety of sedge.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 4/6/2007

last visited: 9/21/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceCarpenteria Oil Seeps

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The tar pits and oil seeps at Carpenteria State Beach are part of a series of oil producing areas along the California Coast. Oil has naturally migrated to the surface in this area creating oil seeps, asphaltium, and at one time tar pits.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerryDad2

location: California

date approved: 3/27/2007

last visited: 10/16/2009

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Places of Geologic SignificanceGrimes Canyon Burnt Shale

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Portions of the Monterey Shale found Grimes Canyon have been subjected to high temperatures as the organic material typically found within this formation burned creating a area of “Burnt Rock.”

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerryDad2

location: California

date approved: 3/27/2007

last visited: 6/14/2013

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLava Butte Flow and Deschutes River, Oregon

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The area near Benham Falls illustrates the interaction of lava flows and rivers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/18/2007

last visited: 7/4/2012

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLava Butte Breach & Gutters, Oregon

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On the south side of Lava Butte is an excellent example of cinder cone breach and gutter system.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/16/2007

last visited: 8/29/2011

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Places of Geologic SignificancePIVOT ROCK

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Pivot Rock and Ripley's Believe it or Not "What"

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member GEO*Trailblazer 1

location: Arkansas

date approved: 3/16/2007

last visited: 3/16/2007

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLava Butte Cinder Cone & Crater, Oregon

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At the summit of Lava Butte is an excellent example of a volcanic crater in a cinder cone.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/15/2007

last visited: 9/28/2013

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Places of Geologic SignificanceArbuckle Anticline - OK

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The Arbuckle Anticline is now a worn out mountain with interesting features.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 3/11/2007

last visited: 5/25/2013

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Places of Geologic SignificanceChimney Bluffs State Park - Huron, NY

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This is Chimney Bluff State Park located along the shore of Lake Ontario in the Town of Huron in Central New York.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCRAZY

location: New York

date approved: 3/10/2007

last visited: 5/23/2012

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Places of Geologic SignificanceEcho Ampitheater, Abiquiu New Mexico

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Take a short walk to visit a sandstone depression with fun acoustic properties.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PaulPosition

location: New Mexico

date approved: 3/4/2007

last visited: 8/15/2009

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Places of Geologic SignificanceEarthquake Lake

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Quake Lake (also known as Earthquake Lake) was created after a massive earthquake struck southwestern Montana, United States on August 17, 1959.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member newlifelawn

location: Montana

date approved: 2/27/2007

last visited: 8/18/2010

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Places of Geologic SignificanceUpper Table Rock

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This is one of two Table Rocks rising 800 feet above the Rogue Valley.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cheminer Will

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/18/2007

last visited: 6/21/2010

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