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Where on (Google)Earth? #89

January 10, 2008

BGC found the location I wish I had spent more time in while doing field work in Patagonia. Santiago de Chile is pretty far from the southern tip of the continent (>3 hour flight), but you need to go through there on your way. I always wanted to spend time hanging out but was always in too much of a rush because our field season was during the academic year (February-March). What a shame.

Anyway … BGC does not have a blog and cannot host the next one. In this case, BGC gets the credit for the win and then e-mailed me a location to post for #89. For future reference, this is a great solution for those of you who want to play but don’t have a blog of your own.

For any new players to Where on (Google)Earth, simply put the lat-long or detailed description of the location in the comments below. A lot of us will typically say a little something about the geography or geology and sometimes we share our tactics for searching. If you win, you get to host the next one.


As usual, the Schott Rule is in effect (previous winners must wait one hour for every win that they have before offering a solution).

Good luck!

Post Time: January 10th, 2008, 3:30pm Pacific Standard Time (convert to your time zone here)


4 Comments leave one →
  1. JMA permalink
    January 11, 2008 7:47 am

    56.5N, 6.4W They are The Treshnish Isles off the west coast of Mull in Scotland. Sorry, I don’t know much about the geology of the area except just to the south of the picture is Staffa with it’s Tertiary columnar basalts.

  2. January 11, 2008 9:13 am

    You got it!

    Maybe BGC can add a tidbit or two about this area?

    JMA has a location for #90, which I will post later today.

  3. bgc permalink
    January 11, 2008 12:27 pm

    I don’t specifically recall the geologic history of the isles other than it’s related to the basalts on the Isle of Mull to the east — (are these also correlative with the giant’s causeway in N. Ireland??).

    More detail here:

    Staffa is “famous” also for hosting Fingal’s Cave, popularized by the music of Felix Mendelssohn in his Hebrides Overture (op. 26).'s_Cave


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