tirsdag 14. april 2015

Where on Google Earth #487

Spotted Lake is one I have had a look at before, but I still had to find it through deduction and structural geology. :)

With that, it is time to plunge into the remote locations again:

As always, 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.

I was fairly sure that this would be difficult, so here is a larger area (rotated a little):

6 kommentarer:

  1. I didn't consider the Schott rule for as much as a millisecond this time. If the dark dunes were difficult, I expect this one to be more so!

  2. Going on two weeks now, so I wonder if I should give one more hint? If so, what?

  3. It isn't quite in the "middle of nowhere", but it's not far off.

  4. 49.40°N 75.42°E
    Karkaraly, Kazakhstan

    From the limited information I can find, it sounds like the Paleozoic rocks that were originally deposited in an inland sea were uplifted by a Pliocene-Pleistocene granitic intrusion event. The resulting exposure of the Paleozoic rocks, the Kent and Karakaly mountains, has led to this interesting landform in the "middle of nowhere"


  5. You got it Gord - and welcome!
    The Karakalinsk granite massifs of central Kazakhstan are three successive intrusions of Permian and Triassic age, intruded into Devonian marine and volcanic sediments. The intrusions seem to have occurred at the juction between two faults.

    More information can be found on http://paleokazakhstan.info/karkar.php - or at least enough information to start a search for more.

    "The middle of nowhere" was not a very clear hint, but a little east of here is the point which is the world's furthest from the ocean.
    300km due east takes you to "Atomic Lake", a waterfilled crater from the Soviet Nuclear Test Site at Semipalatinsk (renamed Semey).

  6. WOGE 488 is live http://partialmelt.blogspot.ca/