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Where on (Google)Earth #13?

May 31, 2007


Alright, no more foolin’ around…I think this one might be rather difficult.

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  1. Anonymous permalink
    May 31, 2007 1:51 pm

    Since it isnt a coastline….it will take some time. I should probably wait until I am done with work.

    -Katie

  2. Brian permalink
    May 31, 2007 1:51 pm

    once there are a couple guesses….I will then give some clues

  3. Brian permalink
    June 1, 2007 9:49 am

    FYI – i will be away from a computer until Tuesday…in case you guess and get no response

  4. Thermochronic permalink
    June 1, 2007 4:20 pm

    Slacker! How can you do geology while away from a computer?

  5. Ron Schott permalink
    June 1, 2007 9:54 pm

    [From the KOA in Cortez, CO] It looks cratonal & glaciated(?) to me. Kind of like the Superior Province near Sudbury, Ont. or in the Algoma Province, but I just can’t find a spot where the structural grain & jointing are properly oriented. It’s also very curious that the rivers are white/light in color rather than blue. After a half hour (at least) without success I’m going to have to get back to field camp stuff. It’s a good one, Brian, so don’t make the hints too easy.

    Enjoy your field work!

  6. Chuck permalink
    June 2, 2007 3:54 am

    Like Ron, I checked out the Canadian craton, mostly looking just south of the Arctic coastline and around the Slave provence. I found some white rivers with blue lakes, but nothing that matched up.

    I also checked the Tibet plateau, but that looked pretty different, with lots of snowy mountains.

  7. Kent permalink
    June 2, 2007 7:26 pm

    I checked Canada for hours the other night too, and ended up gravitating to the Arctic (for the white river), but no luck either :@

  8. Brian permalink
    June 4, 2007 3:25 pm

    you guys are on the right track…that’s all i’ll say for now

  9. Katie permalink
    June 6, 2007 2:53 pm

    I too searched the Canadian arctic….then thought I should do some work. Now that I knoew we are on the right track, I will try again.

    Ron – KOA has wireless?!?!? What kind of camping is that!

  10. Ron Schott permalink
    June 6, 2007 8:39 pm

    Yeah, KOA and plenty of other campgrounds have wifi, but not the national parks, in my experience.

  11. Kent permalink
    June 7, 2007 3:27 am

    Gotcha! Found it, finally. Good one! Should I post lat/long… or are others still looking?

  12. Brian permalink
    June 7, 2007 7:49 am

    Kent…
    go ahead and post the lat/long when you feel like it…i’d imagine once the others know someone else got it, they may give up.

  13. Kent permalink
    June 7, 2007 9:45 pm

    Baffin Island!

    66 51 N, 67 38 W

  14. Brian permalink
    June 8, 2007 8:33 am

    nice work…that was the most challenging yet

    if anyone knows anything about the geology in more detail, feel free to comment about it

  15. Chuck permalink
    June 9, 2007 1:10 am

    Arrg!
    I looked at Baffin, but only at the western half.

    Some of it is shield, there are kimberlites and paleogene flood basalts on another part- the East, I think. There may be paleozoic mobile belts up north.

    That’s all I know.

  16. August 28, 2007 2:09 pm

    Is it the Amazon?

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