tirsdag 18. mars 2014

WoGE #432

Luis made an almost impossible challenge with WoGE #431, the Cherbakul lake where the major parts of the Chelyabinsk meteorite have been found. I foundi it through inept navigation, I thought I was searching somewhere else!

After such a cold and wet location it is time to go for a drier place. Maybe not so hot, though - at least not all year!

I like desert locations, it's so easy to see the major geologic elements. And I like mines, because it's easy to find in-depth geologic information. So here's a mine in a desert.

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.

3 kommentarer:

  1. 41°46′58″N 109°58′25″E, Bayan Obo mines, China!

    The mines are the largest deposits of rare earth metals yet found and, as of 2005, responsible for 45% of global rare earth metal production. Was discovered as an iron deposit in 1927 but, in 1936 were discovered these very large Rare Earth elements (REE)-Fe-Nb deposit (Bayan-Obo type) (70% of world's known REE reserves) - wikipedia.