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Places of Geologic SignificanceLower Table Rock

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This is Lower Table Rock, one of two table rocks rising above the Rogue River in Jackson County, Oregon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cheminer Will

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/18/2007

last visited: 7/25/2013

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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

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Places of Geologic SignificanceBimmah Sinkhole

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Geologists say this 40 meter wide, 20 meter deep water-hole was created when a limestone cavern collapsed, but the locals say a piece of the moon fell from the sky and made the hole.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GPearl

location: Oman

date approved: 2/11/2007

last visited: 3/5/2013

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Places of Geologic SignificanceWupatki Pueblo Blowhole

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This location is behind the Wupatki National Monument Visitor Center. A paved trail leads through the Wupatki Pueblo and down to the blowhole. Wheelchair accessable, but there are some relatively steep sections.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerryDad2

location: Arizona

date approved: 1/31/2007

last visited: 3/25/2015

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Places of Geologic SignificanceNojoqui Falls - Advancing Falls

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This unusuall water fall is actually building out from face of the cliff instead of eroding back into the cliff. The coordinates are at the parking area at the trail head.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerryDad2

location: California

date approved: 1/31/2007

last visited: 12/4/2011

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Places of Geologic SignificanceZion Narrows

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The Zion Narrows is an impressive geomporpholical feature called a slot canyon. At its narrowest near Orderville Canyon further up river, the narrows is only 16 feet wide and 1000 feet deep.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerryDad2

location: Utah

date approved: 1/30/2007

last visited: 3/15/2015

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Places of Geologic SignificanceImperial Valley Mudpots

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These mud pots and volcanoes are located in an open field on the eastern side of the Salton Sea. The mud is just above ambient temperature and you can walk right up to the vents.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerryDad2

location: California

date approved: 1/30/2007

last visited: 2/9/2013

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Places of Geologic SignificanceGipslöcher Nature Preserve - Lechtal

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The Gipslöcher or "Gypsum holes" are a geological formation of deep holes in a soft Gypsum rock layer near the alpine resort town of Lech. It is a Nature Preserve and has several species of orchid and other special flora.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Vorarlberg, Austria

date approved: 1/14/2007

last visited: 7/16/2000

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Places of Geologic SignificanceMissoula Flood & Columbia River Gorge, Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint (Chanticleer Point), Oregon

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More than 12,000 years ago the largest and most powerful scientifically documented freshwater flood to occur on earth happened in the Pacific Northwest. The floodwaters height exceeded 1,000 feet traveling at 90 mph through the Columbia River Gorge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 1/12/2007

last visited: 4/12/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificancePalouse Falls & the Missoula Ice Age Flood

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More than 12,000 years ago the largest and most powerful scientifically documented freshwater flood to occur on earth happened in the Pacific Northwest. The floodwaters, moving up to 60 miles per hour, created the 198 feet Palouse Falls.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Washington

date approved: 1/12/2007

last visited: 7/14/2014

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Places of Geologic SignificanceDry Falls & The Missoula Ice Age Flood

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More than 15,000 years ago the largest and most powerful scientifically documented freshwater flood to occur on earth happened in the Pacific Northwest. The floodwaters, moving up to 60 mph, created the largest waterfall to ever exist--Dry Falls.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Washington

date approved: 1/12/2007

last visited: 7/7/2017

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Places of Geologic SignificanceRainier Fork, American River - Chinook Pass, Washington

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This river valley in the Cascade Mountains near Mt. Rainier shows the typical U-shaped valley that is left behind as a glacier retreats. This valley was created during the Pleistacene Ice Age about 2 million years ago.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 1/12/2007

last visited: 1/13/2007

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