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Places of Geologic SignificanceAgassiz Rock Formation - Route 1A - Ellsworth, ME

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This humble slab of light colored ledge was featured in Prof. Agassiz' work that provided the evidence that thousands of feet of glaciers, not a great deluge, scraped and formed the landscape.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Maine

date approved: 12/19/2015

last visited: 11/27/2016

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Places of Geologic SignificanceSchoodic Head - Acadia National Park - Winter Harbor, ME

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The rock outcrops along the ocean on this head alternate dark and light colors where the younger, darker basalt intruded older, lighter granite.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Maine

date approved: 12/16/2015

last visited: 11/29/2016

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Places of Geologic SignificanceSand Beach - Acadia National Park - Bar Harbor, ME

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Sand Beach on the southeast side of Mt. Desert Island is unusual in that 70% of the 'sand' is shell fragments.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Maine

date approved: 12/16/2015

last visited: 9/14/2018

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Places of Geologic SignificanceTectonic Window Oberkirch - Zullwil, SO, Switzerland

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The plateau of Oberkirch is the only known tectonic window in the northern Jurassic Range.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Solothurn, Switzerland

date approved: 12/11/2015

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificancePikritaufschluß am Steinbühl bei Naila- 95119 Naila/Germany/ BY

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--D-- Pikritaufschluß am Steinbühl bei Naila! --EN--Geoöogical highpoint "Pikrit" next to Naila, Germany!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member *Team Krombaer*

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 11/21/2015

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceEast River Tidal Strait - New York, New York

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a tidal strait in New York City, New York

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member oiseau_ca

location: New York

date approved: 11/11/2015

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceZimne Wody - Busko, Poland

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Zimne Wody (Cold Waters) is gypsum rock exposure, with cold karst spring. You can see there the interesting structure of gypsum crystals.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GeoLog81

location: Świętokrzyskie, Poland

date approved: 11/10/2015

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceGranite gneiss erratic - Serock, Poland

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The granite gneiss erratic located on green square between Warszawska and Wyzwolenia streets. It is protected as Natural Monument.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GeoLog81

location: Mazowieckie, Poland

date approved: 11/10/2015

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceGranite gneiss erratic - Lochów, Poland

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The granite gneiss glacial erratic is located in front of secondary school building in Lochów. It is protected as Natural Monument.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GeoLog81

location: Mazowieckie, Poland

date approved: 11/8/2015

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceKirchenfelsen in Schwarzenbach/Saale - Bayern/ Germany

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---D---Geologische Formation "Kirchenfelsen" in Schwarzenbach/Saale ---EN--Geological rock formation "Churchcliff" in Schwarzenbach/Saale

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member *Team Krombaer*

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 10/30/2015

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceBiotite Gneiss glacial erratic - Warsaw, Poland

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This is the biggest glacial erratic found in Warsaw (30 tons). The erratic consists of biotite gneiss.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GeoLog81

location: Mazowieckie, Poland

date approved: 10/27/2015

last visited: 4/12/2022

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Places of Geologic SignificanceAustein - Graz, Austria

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Greenschist rocky outcrop in Graz, Austria

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GCEdo

location: Steiermark, Austria

date approved: 10/24/2015

last visited: 10/23/2015

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Places of Geologic SignificanceGas Bubbles - Rock Platform, Culburra, NSW

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Although the circular bubbles look like popped lava bubbles, they’re actually fossils.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tuena

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 10/24/2015

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceViewing Point - Oil Seepage - Brea, CA

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A plaque marks the spot where natural oil seeps to the surface.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 10/17/2015

last visited: 10/17/2015

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Places of Geologic SignificanceMount Ti-Basse Delta

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Deltas are formations that are constructed where a waterway and a body of water, like a sea, meet .... you'll notice that neither of these are visible around here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member davidb1957

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 10/14/2015

last visited: 9/19/2020

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLake Louise - Banff National Park, Alberta

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a famous glacial lake located in Banff National Park, West of Banff Townsite, Alberta

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member oiseau_ca

location: Alberta, Canada

date approved: 10/5/2015

last visited: 7/29/2019

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Places of Geologic SignificanceHell's Half Acre - Interstate 15, Idaho

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Hell's Half Acre Lava Field is a basaltic lava plain located on the Snake River Plain of Idaho, United States.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member oiseau_ca

location: Idaho

date approved: 10/5/2015

last visited: 8/15/2022

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Places of Geologic SignificanceCapo di Bove Lava Flow, Via Appia Antica - Rome, Italy

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The Tomb of Cecilia Metella rises on a vast volcanic plateau characterized by the outder edge of the Capo di Bove lava flow, discharged 260,000 years ago by the Colli Albani mountain range which dominates the countryside south of Rome.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 10/5/2015

last visited: 5/21/2017

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Places of Geologic SignificanceThe Castles - Slim Buttes - Reva, SD

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"Castles National Landmark is located in the Slim Buttes land unit in South Dakota. The Castles are a massive sandstone remnant which originated as a volcanic ash deposit and resemble a medieval castle." ~ USDA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: South Dakota

date approved: 9/22/2015

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceGorjanovic Loess Section - Vukovar, Croatia

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Gorjanovic Loess Section in Vukovar, Croatia

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GCEdo

location: Croatia

date approved: 9/19/2015

last visited: 9/13/2015

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Places of Geologic SignificanceColumnar Jointing Rupnica - Geopark Papuk, Croatia

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Columnar Jointing Rupnica in Geopark Papuk, Croatia

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GCEdo

location: Croatia

date approved: 9/19/2015

last visited: 10/14/2021

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Places of Geologic SignificanceProfile Mountain and Lake - Franconia Notch - Franconia, NH

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The Profile Plaza is a great focal point to view the geology of Franconia Notch, including the great mountains on either side, a kettle pond by the plaza, and from the plaza, an opportunity to see a reconstructed view of "Old Man of the Mountain."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: New Hampshire

date approved: 8/6/2015

last visited: never

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Places of Geologic SignificanceRainbow Mountain near Waiotapu. North Is. New Zealand.

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Rainbow Mountain's Maori name is Maungakakaramea, meaning 'mountain of coloured earth'. This mountain lies in an active geothermal area south of Rotorua.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Punga and Paua

location: North Island, New Zealand

date approved: 8/6/2015

last visited: 8/6/2015

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Places of Geologic SignificanceWaiotapu Mud Pool. Waiotapu. North Is. New Zealand.

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Here is an opportunity to visit an active Mud Pool, steaming, boiling and bubbling, beside the Loop Road at Waiotapu.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Punga and Paua

location: North Island, New Zealand

date approved: 8/3/2015

last visited: 8/3/2015

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Places of Geologic SignificanceSulphur Bay, Rotorua. North Is. New Zealand.

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Sulphur Bay is the southern-most bay on Lake Rotorua. It is a warm, sulphurous area lying on top of an active geothermal field.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Punga and Paua

location: North Island, New Zealand

date approved: 7/29/2015

last visited: 1/6/2016

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