tirsdag 5. april 2016

Where on Google Earth #552

Paul presented us with the edge of the Ennedi Plateau, which I readily admit would have been a lot harder to find if I hadn't already examined the area to find a good spot for a WoGE. I would most likely have chosen a spot a bit further south with either more famous arches and pillars, or maybe a paleoclimatic remnant - or maybe I will do that at some future time?

Anyway, here is the new puzzle. And it is a bit of a puzzle, I think. :)

As always, the first person to post the position and whatever is interesting about the geology/hydrology/geowhatever in this location, wins the privilege of hosting the next WoGE.

Previous WoGEs are collected by Felix on 
his blog and a KML file.

6 kommentarer:

  1. Wow, what a mess! I'm glad I'm not the person to draw the geological map of this place.

  2. To my humble opinion we are looking at the area that is influenced by Mount Damavand, a volcano in the northern part of Iran among the Alborz Mountains. I assume that we are looking at residues of lava flows and pyroclastic materials from Mount Dmavand that lays on the relics of the Old Damavand, a volcano from an older period. It seems that's why Felix is a happy person not having to draw the geological map of the shown mess. Correct me if I'm wrong. I'm fully aware of the fact that I haven't got the perfect knowledge to be right about these assumptions and therefore don't have to be facts.

    52°21'0.34" E

  3. I know see the assumptions are not facts because I got the information from a picture shown on a mountain southwest to the area. That picture is tagged as Mount Damavand, so my information is completely wrong. But, hey... I'm a tourist.

  4. Correction on the info: the northern part of the Eyvanekey plateau and I think the feature is the Zihab - Garmsar fault line and I guess there a mass of tertiary salt. Shoot me... I surrender.

  5. You found the place quickly, and I found the Mt. Damavand picture too. Tourists! :)

    This is a messy accomodation zone between two trust faults. Whether the salt in the area is responsible for "aborting" the trust faults or the two things are unrelated, the result is anyway a spectacular mess of chaotoc deformation. It looks even more impressive on a wider view, but that would make it TOO easy to find.

  6. I guess that means it's my turn? Next WoGE on: http://wogepaulvoestermans.blogspot.nl/2016/04/where-on-google-earth-553-ole-led-us.html