torsdag 25. august 2016

Where on Google Earth #580



Summer is a slow time, so I have not hurried with finding a new puzzle after sitting on the solution to Felix' WoGE #579 for well over a week. There was something very Australian about the place, and if that was correct then it had to be Southern Australia, and all in all it took me less than  10 minutes from opening Google Earth to finding the location.

This one should be about the same level of difficulty: A  player has to wait three hours for each former win, before he/she is allowed to solve this challenge. 




Since I expect experienced players to find it VERY quickly, I also invoke the triple Schott Rule: 

As always, the first person to post the position and whatever is interesting about the geology/hydrology/geowhatever in this location, wins the privilege of hosting the next WoGE.

Previous WoGEs are collected by Felix on 
his blog and a KML file.

Really? It's been three weeks now, and no suggestions? I can't really zoom out more, and showing a detail won't help if you can't find a 16km circular feature... It's in one of the most popular countries - for WoGEs. :)

torsdag 14. juli 2016

Where on Google Earth #578

Oh. Ah, it's my turn again. I found Felix' lovely Purbeck beds, and have been rather busy since.

So what's this, then?





As always, the first person to post the position and whatever is interesting about the geology/hydrology/geowhatever in this location, wins the privilege of hosting the next WoGE.

Previous WoGEs are collected by Felix on 
his blog and a KML file.

onsdag 1. juni 2016

Where on Google Earth #573

So it's my turn again...

Andrew's WoGE #572 was one of those where finding out what it IS and then searching for that was far more efficient than searching for WHERE and then find out WHAT - in this case, the Henbury Meteor Crater field in Australia.



This time there is a location you can find, and a lot of geology to find too. There is even a chance that you could find it by searching for THAT kind of geology, too!


As always, the first person to post the position and whatever is interesting about the geology/hydrology/geowhatever in this location, wins the privilege of hosting the next WoGE.

Previous WoGEs are collected by Felix on 
his blog and a KML file.

fredag 27. mai 2016

Where on Google Earth # 571

Elisabeth took us to one of the most inhospitable places on the planet in WoGE #570, the Dallol volcano which with a peak elevation of -48m MSL is the lowest subaerial volcanic mountain.


This one isn't quite as bad, although what I am after happend when it IS bad.:






As always, the first person to post the position and whatever is interesting about the geology/hydrology/geowhatever in this location, wins the privilege of hosting the next WoGE.

Previous WoGEs are collected by Felix on 
his blog and a KML file.

torsdag 19. mai 2016

Where on Google Earth #569

Andrew's WoGE #568 was not so hard to find, but it took a little longer to find out what it was. The Husab Mine which is just now starting operation is the third largest Uranium deposit in the world, but since the operation is so new there are no photos and no Wikipedia tag in the area. I finally realised that uranium mines are just about the only ones that need THAT much processing facilities, which made the search a little easier. 


Onwards to the next contest!



No mine this time, and (mostly) not desert either.


As always, the first person to post the position and whatever is interesting about the geology/hydrology/geowhatever in this location, wins the privilege of hosting the next WoGE.

Previous WoGEs are collected by Felix on 
his blog and a KML file.

tirsdag 19. april 2016

Where on Google Earth #557

Andrew's WoGE #556 looked very hard, but turned out to have enough clues to find the Lena Pillars in a surprisingly short time once I started looking.

No river this time:



As always, the first person to post the position and whatever is interesting about the geology/hydrology/geowhatever in this location, wins the privilege of hosting the next WoGE.

Previous WoGEs are collected by Felix on 
his blog and a KML file.

This time I will invoke the Schott Rule: For each previous win, you have to wait one hour. 

Posting time is April 19th, 08:40 CET or 06:40 UTC.

mandag 11. april 2016

Where on Google Earth #555


So it's my turn again, after finding Andrew's Arabian volcanoes. Volcanoes in Saudi Arabia ought not to be a great surprise, after all the Red Sea is an active spreading rift. Yet we tend to think that deserts and sand dunes are bad enough, I guess - but there are quite a few active volcanoes in Saudi Arabia including one very near the holy city of Medina.

So this time, no desert for a change.



This time I ask for not only WHAT and WHERE it is, but also the underlying cause for it being where it is. Good hunting!

As always, the first person to post the position and whatever is interesting about the geology/hydrology/geowhatever in this location, wins the privilege of hosting the next WoGE.

Previous WoGEs are collected by Felix on 
his blog and a KML file.