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Places of Geologic Significance
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Description:
A category in which to place interesting rock, sand, soil formations and deformations which have been created by natural (not human) forces.
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Geology is the science and study of the solid matter of a celestial body (in this case the Earth), its composition, structure, physical properties, history and the processes that shape it. Waymarks in this category should exhibit one or more geologic processes (processes which either build up or tear down rocks/sand/or soil).

Most interesting rock formations are either a result of two geologic processes, erosion or volcanism but there are others such as meteorite craters, and earthquake related deformation to name just a few.

Instructions for Posting a Places of Geologic Significance Waymark:
(Requirements updated 10-May-2012 to require an explanation of geologic significance in the description. Existing waymarks are grandfathered.)

The waymarks in this category should be examples of interesting rock, sand, or soil formations. An explanation of the geologic significance of the location must be included in the description. Including information on the geological dating and/or minerology of associated rocks will help greatly to insure that your waymark gets approved.

Geologically interesting features which are already covered under another category will be denied. These include Caves, Glaciers, Mountain Summits, Natural Arches, active volcanoes, Rock and Mineral Displays and Paleontology and Fossils. As other more specific geologic categories are created they will become off-limits for this category, existing waymarks notwithstanding.

In the interest of environmental and civic responsibility, the following is a guideline.

Waymarks on public land which is already opened to the public and managed for visits to the location of waymark do not need approval from the land's management. Waymarks on public land which is unimproved for visitors, but otherwise open to unrestricted access by the public are also accepted. Waymarks on private land will be accepted if access is open to the public and this access is documented via a web site. Waymarks on private or otherwise restricted land will be accepted as long as the place of interest can be viewed from unrestricted public land (for example, road right of way).

If the category managers have any doubt as to the right of public access to the waymark, it will be deleted. Using web site references to build your case is encouraged.

Also, collecting and removal of any kind of sample from the site is strenuously discouraged.

A photo of the formation taken by the waymarker must be uploaded and used as the waymark page photo.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
No specific requirements, just have fun visiting the waymark.
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  • Access fee (In local currency)
  • Requires a high clearance vehicle to visit.
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Places of Geologic SignificanceCalanques de Piana - Corse - France

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Situé entre Calvi et Ajaccio sur la côte Ouest de la Corse, ce site naturel exceptionnel est inscrit depuis 1983 au patrimoine mondial de l’humanité tout comme le golfe de Porto et la réserve de Scandola.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine

location: Corse, France

date approved: 5/16/2022

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLes Orgues - Ille-sur-Têt (Pyrénées-Orientales), France

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[FR] Les Orgues d'Ille-sur-Têt sont des cheminées de fée résultent de l'érosion de roches sédimentaires vieilles de quatre millions d'années. [EN] An exceptional landscape of astonishing natural structures: the "fairy chimneys".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Occitanie, France

date approved: 5/16/2022

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceRaukar near Langhammars - Gotland, Sweden

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The limestone pillars called raukar are found in the Baltic Sea area on the shores of Gotland and Öland and in northern Norway. Some particularly fine specimens can be found at Langhammars in northern Gotland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member FamilieFrohne

location: Gotland, Sweden

date approved: 5/5/2022

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLittle Sahara State Park - Waynoka, OK

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Sand Dunes in Oklahoma? Little Sahara State Park is centered on this geologic oddity - south of Waynoka, Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 4/11/2022

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificancePena Corneira - Leiro, Ourense, España

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The Sierra de Pena Corneira is a mountain range in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula , located in the Galician province of Orense , in Spain . It has the status of a Natural Monument .

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 4/3/2022

last visited: 4/4/2022

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Places of Geologic Significanceestratigrafía arqueológica - Ourense, Galicia, España

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different sediments here

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 3/20/2022

last visited: 3/20/2022

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Places of Geologic SignificanceWalls of Jericho - Estillfork, Alabama

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Located on the Tennessee and Alabama Border.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Tennessee

date approved: 1/15/2022

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLes taffoni de Cucuruzzu - Levie - France

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Sur le chemin pour découvrir le site de Cucuruzzu et les cateddu du Capula, un paysage extraordinaire de chaos granitique fait d'immenses rochers sculptés par le vent et la pluie.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine

location: Corse, France

date approved: 12/17/2021

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceChimney Rocks, Geological Area - Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, USA

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The Chimney Rocks Formation is located in the Ridge and Valley Province.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ted28285

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/17/2021

last visited: 12/17/2021

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLIG - Luarca, Asturias, España

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Geological Heritage in this cliffs

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Principado de Asturias, Spain

date approved: 11/29/2021

last visited: 12/1/2021

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Places of Geologic SignificanceAlabaster Caverns - Freedom, OK

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Alabaster Caverns is the only gypsum show cave in the United States, and one of the largest in the world - in Freedom, Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 11/29/2021

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceSeaton - Devon

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Seaton is also the only town on the Jurassic Coast where rocks from all three of the World Heritage Site’s geological periods – Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous – can be viewed in their natural environment.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Southern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/8/2021

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLoonse en Drunense Nationaal Park - Waalwijk, NL

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In the Loonse en Drunense Duinen you will find forest, heath and especially a lot of sand. It is one of the largest shifting sand areas in Western Europe.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T-Team!

location: Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

date approved: 11/8/2021

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceSolomon's Pillars - Timna Park, Eilat, Israel

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Solomon's Pillars are natural geological formations named after the biblical king. They are located in Timna valley, 20 miles north of the Gulf of Aqaba (or Gulf of Eilat) of the Red Sea.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ashberry

location: Israel

date approved: 9/19/2021

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceGletscherschliff am Küchelberg in Meran, Südtirol, Italien

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[DE]Am östlichen Ende des Tappeiner-Weges in Meran liegt ein schönes Naturdenkmal, der Gletscherschliff Küchelberg. [EN]At the eastern end of the Tappeiner Trail in Merano lies a very beautiful natural monument, the glacier grind Küchelberg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member aendgraend

location: Trentino–Alto Adige, Italy

date approved: 9/11/2021

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceDiabase Rock Formation -Pointe des Monts

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These dikes are always impressive.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member davidb1957

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 8/26/2021

last visited: 10/10/2021

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLa carrière de Beauchâteau - Senzeilles, Belgique

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FR - Située à environ 2 km au sud-est de Senzeilles, cette carrière de marbre rouge. EN - Located about 2 km south-east of Senzeilles, this red marble quarry

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member geotrouvtou59

location: Namur, Belgium

date approved: 8/8/2021

last visited: 8/9/2021

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Places of Geologic SignificanceMonument Rocks - Scott City, KS

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Monument Rocks, KS

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerraViators

location: Kansas

date approved: 6/23/2021

last visited: 3/7/2022

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Places of Geologic SignificanceBigler's Rocks - Grampian, PA

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Bigler's Rocks are over 300 million years old. There is a parking area, picnic pavilion, hiking trails, Bigler's Run, and playground.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member r.e.s.t.seekers

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/17/2021

last visited: 6/17/2021

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Places of Geologic SignificanceThe Hogsback - Ottawa, Ontario

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A plaque located on a concrete wall along Hogsback Falls, in Ottawa, Ontario, provide information on the rocks which covered this region in Ordovician Time some 400 million years ago.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 6/10/2021

last visited: 5/15/2022

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Places of Geologic SignificanceSol de Mañana Geiser and sulver

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Sol de Mañana (Spanish: Morning Sun) is a geothermal area in Sur Lípez Province in the Potosi Department of south-western Bolivia. It extends over 10 km2, between 4800m and 5000m in altitude.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Beeklust

location: Bolivia

date approved: 6/4/2021

last visited: 6/19/2021

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLaguna Verde, Bolivia

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Laguna Verde (Spanish for "green lake") is a salt lake in an endorheic basin, in the southwestern Altiplano in Bolivia. It is located in the Sur Lípez Province of the Potosí Department. It is close to the Chilean border, at the foot of the volcano

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Beeklust

location: Bolivia

date approved: 6/4/2021

last visited: 6/19/2021

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Places of Geologic SignificanceEdiacaran Period Global Boundary Stratotype Section and Point

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The 'Golden Spike' marks the Ediacaran period boundary in the rock exposed in Enorama Creek

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bucketeer

location: South Australia, Australia

date approved: 4/23/2021

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLe Mont-Valérian - Suresnes (Hauts-de-Seine), France

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[FR] Le Mont Valérien est une colline française culminant à 161 mètres. [EN] Mont Valérien is a hill in France 161 meters in elevation.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 3/18/2021

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceGrindløse ås - Grindløse, Denmark

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10 højdemeter syner ikke af meget, men Grindløse ås vækker opsigt. Åsen snor sig 2 kilometer gennem landskabet. De 2 kilometer er den sidste, fredede rest af en ås, der gik gennem det flade nordfynske landskab.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Klabautermanden

location: Denmark

date approved: 2/10/2021

last visited: never

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