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Where on (Google)Earth? #53

September 28, 2007

Although Kent won #52, due to his lacking of a blog in order to host his own Wo(G)E status, he has passed the honors on to me for Where on (Google)Earth #53.

Alright…I get the feeling that some of my choices for this game are too easy for some (i.e., Ron). No more Mr. Nice Guy. This one has no clues…in fact, I know very little about the geology displayed here. I did the equivalent of throwing a dart at a map to choose this one.

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For this one, ya gotta include some geologic info…even if it’s very basic. And, as always, the Schott Rule is in effect.

Good luck!

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. September 28, 2007 4:02 pm

    Got it! But I have to wait…

  2. September 29, 2007 1:42 pm

    The location you seek is west of Dongguan, Guizhou, China.

    As to the geology… I see two folds here, a syncline to the north and an anticline to the south, both plunging to the east. Here’s my structural interpretation. This deformation is most likely related to the ongoing collision of India and Asia.

    For what it’s worth Brian (or anyone else), I think if you’re going to make these harder to find (for me anyhow), you might want to consider zooming in to smaller regions. I’ve been finding anything with a scale bar showing >10 km doesn’t generally take too long to find because I can scan broad regions from about 250 km up and still recognize these features – especially large scale structural features. I realize that this will make it harder for everyone else too, so I don’t know if it’ll have the desired effect of leveling the playing field. The Schott Rule does help though – I’m up to a 20 hour wait after this one. :-)

  3. September 29, 2007 9:44 pm

    Ron…for some reason your comment went into my spam filter and I had to approve it (maybe because it has multiple links in it?)…anyway, I was away from my computer all day and just now saw your answer.

    But…yes you got it!!

    Yeah, I’m afraid that if I make these hard enough for you Ron, then that might scare off others…the Schott Rule is a good way to do this I think. 20 hours should be enough time.

    #54 is yours!

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