Where on GoogleEarth? WoGE #360

Rhett Howell’s WoGE #359 was located in Utah – the Death Hollow is a beautiful example of Navajo sandstone, bordered by two deep canyons and with a very interesting joint system. The site is situated on a huge monocline and part of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. So now it’s my turn again to host the next one. Here’s WoGE#360:

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The rules:

  • Find the location of the image below.
  • Provide the coordinates in the comments and describe the geological significance of the spot briefly.
  • The first one to fulfill theses tasks is the winner.

The benefits:

  • Everlasting Fame.
  • Fun.
  • The honour of hosting the next WoGE on your blog.

The drawback:

  • You will likely spend some time looking for the right spot. Well, some say this time could have been better used for writing a thesis, a paper, a proposal or a nice letter to your grandma.

No Schott rule invoked. If you want to know more, read Felix’ summary.


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Christoph Grützner

Christoph Grützner

works at the Institute of Geological Sciences, Jena University. He likes Central Asia and the Mediterranean and looks for ancient earthquakes.

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  • Felix Bossert | 2012-11-06|21:51 (UTC)

    Hallo Christoph,

    whenever you publish a circular structure, it is an easy prey for me. First I’ve visited quite a view of these structures (unfortunately only on google earth), and second with my high speed, large scale scanning method I find evident structures within moments. So I’m happy to solve this challenge with this:

    67.4432°, 172.2024°: Lake El’gygytgyn is an impact crater in north-east Siberia, that has been formed 3.6 million years ago.
    It is approximately 12 km in diameter and has a maximum depth of 174 m. The lake is of particular interest because it has never been covered by glaciers. This has allowed the uninterrupted build-up of 400 m of sediment at the bottom of the lake, recording information on prehistoric climate change.
    Two sediment cores retrieved from the deepest part of the lake in 1998 and 2003 revealed basal ages of approx. 250 ka and 340 ka respectively, and thus, represent the longest continuous climate records as yet available from the Arctic continent.

    (all this copied from http://www.geologie.uni-koeln.de/elgygytgyn.html, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elgygytgyn_Lake)

    This is a very nice place, indeed. And I hope I’m going to catch most of the information, that is going to be extracted from these lacustrine sediments.

  • Christoph Grützner | 2012-11-07|08:19 (UTC)

    Bull’s eye, Felix! Everything is correct. A fascinating place which I would love to visit. Do you already have a good idea for WoGE#361?

  • Felix Bossert | 2012-11-07|11:22 (UTC)

    WOGE361 can be found at http://woge-felix.blogspot.de/2012/11/where-on-google-earth-361.html

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