fredag 28. februar 2014

WoGE #427

It's my turn again, and as usual I struggle to find something that is bothe hard enough to find and interesting enough geologically speaking. Which means I should be able to find out something about the geology myself, preferrably without resorting to at-work literature searches: If you need a subscription to read about the geology, it's unfair.

Matthew's mysterious table mountain took a while to find. I searched in all the wrong places first, and finally found it in another "wrong place". A geological map showed what it is, but really opened more new questions as to why it is where it is. Maybe I should go have a look at it in person?

One thing that I'm reasonably certain of, is that it's not an "outlier".

This one IS an outlier. I don't think it will be hard to find, and it's well documented so Schott's rule is in effect.

For any new players to Where on (Google) Earth, simply post a comment with latitude and longitude and write something about the (geologic/geographic/hydrographic) feature in the picture. If you win, you get to host the next one. Previous WoGEs are collected by Felix on his blog and a KML file.

If you don't know what the Schott Rule is, it doesn't apply to you.

Good hunting!

11 kommentarer:

  1. I "was" here yesterday when searching for Matthew's #426 ...

    44º39N 5º07E, the Saou syncline, near Drôme, France.

    That's a limestone syncline (about 2 km wide and 14 km long; the highest point is 1500 meters approx.)

    At my first searches I didn't found anything about the geology, but, after lunch, I'll search deeper!

    By the way, my first impression - and that's why it remained in my mind -it looked like a neural tube! :)

    1. Luis, if you use another name which is associated with that structure, a google search takes you to a very good site with lots of information about the French Alps and good details about this structure. It's in French, but the figures are very good.

    2. First of all, I don´t take 2 days to lunch ;) I was out for the weekend ...

      Second, I've noticed that I broke the Schott rule - the first thing I usually do, is look at the picture (and then the text) and, as I immediately recognized it, I was thrilled and did not realize the rule. What do you/we do now?

      Third: Ole, is the other name "Trois Becs"? Because my French is very poor (just a little and was a looooong time ago) and I do not trust google translate enough for a scientific discussion, I just give a few info (french source):
      - is a promontory, well detached from the Valentinois plains;
      - beside the main syncline it has a set of syncline/anticline (which is part of a larger set of synclines and anticlines in the massif of Diois);
      - consists of Cretaceous (Cenomanian and Turonian) limestones.

      On the biological side, there's an amazing biodiversity in this "Forêt de Saou"!

    3. My French is also rudimentary, but a little knowledge of structural geology and sedimentology make this fairly easy to read. The site is bookmarked as a good source on the geology of the French Alps!

      As to the violation of the Schott rule, I don't really know what to do. But I think you now have the responsibilty of finding a new WoGE anyway!

    4. Should we wait for Ron, Felix or one of the game's Precambrian?

  2. That's the Schott Rule, not Shott Rule.

  3. Of course Ron - I have fixed my typo now.

  4. Gentlemen, the host of a game decides what to do. Ole said Luis should continue, so Luis has to go on. One hour more or less does not make a difference.

  5. Ok, for now on, I'll be extra-alert for the Schott rule - I'm not used to be a WoGE-winner so, I never thought of the rule as applicable to me, my bad!

    So, the game must go on - by 2014-03-03/12:00:00 (WET) a new WoGE should be up! :)