torsdag 14. juli 2016

Where on Google Earth #578

Oh. Ah, it's my turn again. I found Felix' lovely Purbeck beds, and have been rather busy since.

So what's this, then?

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. Need a hint? I didn't travel far to find this.

  2. 59.0743°, 10.1558°, Larviktite mines near Larvik, Norway.

    "The larvikites form a series of semi-circular intrusions, varying from quartz-bearing monzonites in the east (earliest phases) towards nepheline-bearing monzonites and nepheline syenite ( both monzointe and nephelin syenite are rocks dominated by a special variety of the mineral feldspar) in the west (latest phases). This could result from either multiple caldera collapses or a system of multiple ring intrusions from a deep-seated parental magma chamber. Actually, the larvikites are the plutonic equivalents to the once overlying massive sequences of romb porphyry lava flows exposed in the surrounding areas. Recent dating of the larvikite confirmed the progressive evolution of the ring intrusions through time, giving a range of ages between 297±1.2 Ma and 292±0.8 Ma (Early Permian)." []

  3. I've been tied up recently so I did not browse GE very thoroughly. When I did it, I've been scanning all Jurrasic limestone areas in middle europe, as the picture looked very much alike a typical german area. Only very short I looked over Scandinavia. And there is only this one little area, that looks like middle Europe. OK I thought I would see some NS trending glacial scars in the picture, but this was only a very faint impression.

  4. Congratulations Felix, somebody found it at last!
    I didn't travel far for the location, but the product from here travels far: Due to the rich golden interference reflexes, larvikite is one of the favourite rocks for bank building facades all over the world.

  5. Ole, I'm going to be on the road for 2-3 days and it will be the weekend for the next one.....

  6. WOGE 579 can be found at :