segunda-feira, 27 de outubro de 2014

#457

Well ... after a (near-)month of inactivity, WoGE is back! :)

I searched in the East African rift north area for some time (wrong continent, again) until, one day, I remember the icelandic eruptions and found Ole's Lakagígar.

Now, lets go south (north was a little improbable) and search something older:






It's a large scale so it shouldn't be too hard (despite I had to delete some copyrighted information).

Your goal is to find out the exact location and the geology of this place and, if you are the first, you can have the honor of presenting the next WoGE.
No Schott's Rule!
Rules, tips and previous WoGEs are collected by Felix on his blog and a KML file is available with all WoGEs.

terça-feira, 9 de setembro de 2014

#455

At an offline vacation, I had little time available and only Ole's hint made ​​me think of "Nazca" and shortly afterwards appeared the dune. Luckly (I'm sure) nobody had the time to look near Nazca, cause it was surprisingly easy!

Now it's time to think about water:




"virtus in media stat"

===== Update =====
I don't know if everyone's on vacation or it's a difficult one ... so, here's 2 pictures, one zoomed in and another zoomed out!




Your goal is to find out the exact location and the (hidro)geology of this place and, if you are the first, you can have the honor of presenting the next WoGE.
No Schott's Rule!
Rules, tips and previous WoGEs are collected by Felix on his blog and a KML file is available with all WoGEs.

domingo, 10 de agosto de 2014

#453

A makhtesh, the Makhtesh Ramon in the Israeli Negev desert, was Ole's challenge, which, in my first thoughts, should be an African one. Well, it wasn't but ... lucky me, was right next door :)

After a GE colour problem, I present a challenge with some peculiar colours (hope this one has the right colours for everyone)
Here it is:


So, your goal is to find out the exact location and the geology of this place and, if you are the first, you can have the honor of presenting the next WoGE. No Schott's Rule! Rules, tips and previous WoGEs are collected by Felix on his blog and a KML file is available with all WoGEs.

terça-feira, 24 de junho de 2014

#450

The cold Wrangel Island was Ole's last challenge - I knew it wasn't Norway, but I had to certify it! I searched in Sweden, Finland, Iceland and then ... time ended. After the hint, I started looking east and then ... there it was, the last woolly mammoths population's location!

Now, lets get warmer:



To me (if I saw this WoGE) is hard, but to you, the "veterans", I'm betting it's rather easy, so Schott's Rule is ON! (Publish time 2014.06.24 | 13:16 WEST)

So, your goal is to find out the exact location and the geology of this place and, if you are the first, you can have the honor of presenting the next WoGE.
Rules, tips and previous WoGEs are collected by Felix on his blog and a KML file is available with all WoGEs.

Picture #2 - 4X magnification of the central point:


(I don't know if this helps ...)

Picture #3 - Ooh there it is!!



It was hidden, but now, with a oblique view, the mighty volcano appears!
(Note: the summit is +/- 40 km away from the first image central point!)

Post-"find" note:
It appears that the colours of the first image aren't the same as present GE's images - I can't explain why the image colours are different and all the rest seems equal ... If Google changed the photo, other aspects of the image should have changed also, right?

quinta-feira, 12 de junho de 2014

#448

The iguaçu waterfalls was Ron's challenge was, to me, one of those who turned out to be easy due to this list. On the other hand, this is one that I look and gave up almost immediately:


So, your goal is to find out the exact location and the geology of this place and, if you are the first, you can have the honor of presenting the next WoGE. No Schott's Rule! Rules, tips and previous WoGEs are collected by Felix on his blog and a KML file is available with all WoGEs.


quarta-feira, 4 de junho de 2014

#446

When I saw Kubi's #445 I immediately recognized the site - I've "been" here! - I just did not know where it was ... After exploring the picture (it was a mine), I remembered! The terrible Soma mine accident made me, at the time, (GE-)fly the area ... and then I found it.

And now, #446:


This one, to me, is a kind of homage to a group of geologists.

For this new challenge you should find out exact location and its geology.

No Schott's Rule! Rules, tips and previous WoGEs are collected by Felix on his blog and a KML file is available with all WoGEs.


P.S.: I had to erase the image providers because it made it too easy! 




quinta-feira, 15 de maio de 2014

#443

Kubilay's South-Korean volcano was a refreshing approach after some WoGE-disappointments (I couldn't even find out the hemisphere in one of them)!

Ok, here's #443:






#440 reminded me of this (also) happy face that was almost forgotten.

So, your goal is to find out the exact location and the geology of this place and, if you are the first, you can have the honor of presenting the next WoGE. Rules, tips and previous WoGEs are collected by Felix on his blog and a KML file is available with all WoGEs.

sexta-feira, 28 de março de 2014

#438

After a few WoGE where my stubbornness send me way off (see WoGE #406), this time it send me (almost) directly to the spot - the 1256 volcanic eruption basalts east of the Medina's holy city!

Now, my challenge:


Yes, it's very similar to Felix's #406, I know it :) And that's the reason to call for the Schott rule in this challenge (publish time: 03:00:00, Friday 28, March 2014 WET)

So, your goal is to find out the exact location and the geology of this place and, if you are the first, you can have the honor of presenting the next WoGE. Rules, tips and previous WoGEs are collected by Felix on his blog and a KML file is available with all WoGEs.

quarta-feira, 19 de março de 2014

#433

Ole's #432 was a Chinese mine in a desert scenery where Rare Earth Elements are abundant. The specificity of mine was the main reason to be found in a relatively easy way, IMHO.

Now, away from the desert, bring the green ;)



Well, after (astro)geology and touristic famous rocks, back to the "hard" geology - petrology.

For this new challenge you should find out exact location and the geology (in this case, the petrology) of this place.

No Schott's Rule! Rules, tips and previous WoGEs are collected by Felix on his blog and a KML file is available with all WoGEs.


P.S.: I had to erase one of the image providers because it made it too easy! 



sexta-feira, 14 de março de 2014

#431

All the time I've spent searching WoGEs and new spots, paid off, again - it wasn't the southern Cuba, but was near enough to be found in an hour or so! :)

Well, water it was, water it will be:



For this new challenge you should find out where is, their geology and, in this case, another important detail (but not decisive for the win) - and this one should be easy if you're a "special kind of geologist" ;)

No Schott's Rule this time! Rules, tips and previous WoGEs are collected by Felix on his blog and a KML file is available with all WoGEs.


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terça-feira, 4 de março de 2014

#428

The Matthew's #426 was a tough and exciting, but fruitless game. The fruits appeared later in Ole's #427 because of all the well detached mountains I've tried, some remained in my visual memory, such as the Ole's "neural tube mountain".

As I've had enough of this winter, lets go warmer:



So ... for you, new players to Where on (Google) Earth, simply post a comment with latitude and longitude and write something about the geology in the picture. If you're the first, you get to host the next one. Rules, tips and previous WoGEs are collected by Felix on his blog and a KML file is available with all WoGEs.

Published at 2014-03-04/12:00:00 (WET)

terça-feira, 31 de dezembro de 2013

#420

Well, after the (surprinsingly) quick discovery of Mathews' WoGE#419 (and the association with the breeding migration of the local Black Land Crabs - that's my biology side talking) here's the next challenge:



I've tought this location some time ago, but I considered it hard but now, that (almost) everyone has (a spare) time to play, I think it's time for it! :)


So ... for you, new players to Where on (Google) Earth, simply post a comment with latitude and longitude and write something about the geology in the picture. If you're the first, you get to host the next one. Rules, tips and previous WoGEs are collected by Felix on his blog and a KML file is available with all WoGEs.

Published at 2013-12-31/00:00:00 (WET)

Here's hint #2:


 RePublished at 2014-01-11/00:55:00 (WET)

sexta-feira, 1 de novembro de 2013

WoGE #407

After (almost) giving up (thinking in the million Pacific islands) of #406 I noticed the small island in the lake on an island (in the lake on an island in the ocean) and remembered - Islandception. (Later, I searched GoogleImages and, there it was ...)

Veidos brought us a shallow volcano, so ... let's climb to #407! ;)






This is not classic, is, more likely, a breakthrough!

So ... for you, new players to Where on (Google) Earth, simply post a comment with latitude and longitude and write something about the geology in the picture. If you're the first, you get to host the next one.

Now, that I know a little bit more of the clues/hints/tricks of the game I consider this one (snow and a lot of green) a bit easy, so ...  I'll give rookies a chance - I invoke Schott's Rule: former winners have to wait 1 hour for each WoGE they got right.

Rules, tips and previous WoGEs are collected by Felix on his blog and a KML file is available with all WoGEs.

Published at 2013-11-01/00:00:00 (WET)

terça-feira, 1 de outubro de 2013

WOGE #404

After a (big) help from Google I manage to find the "Complejo Minero Fabril de Sierra Pintada", an uranium mine near San Rafael, Argentina, Ole's challenge!

Well, #404 now!



For this new challenge you should find out where is and some of its geology.

No Schott's Rule this time!

This one should be easy if you're a "special kind of geologist" ;)

Rules, tips and previous WoGEs are collected by Felix on his blog and a KML file is available with all WoGEs.


Two interesting things that I realize after picked this spot:
  • The lighter area (in the left) look like the southwestern part of Portugal :)
  • For now, is a 404 - Not found :)
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Update 2013.10.12-21.30 (GMT):

My decision is ... both!

  • The broader view:

  •  And some numbers that could help with the geology after you find it!

15          24

Well ... you could use them now ... if you can guess what they mean (none is lat. or long.).

If, at 2013.10.17-00.00 (GMT), this #404 is still active, I publish a (even) broader view and a new (and decisive) number!

segunda-feira, 22 de julho de 2013

388 Bonus round

Well, it's a bonus WoGE, so ... I've decided for a bonus image.


In this one you have to find 2 locations - united with the same loose geology - and the geologic link between them.


They have the same (+/-) scale but are in different continents.

No Schott rule, no prize, nothing ... just geology! :) 

quinta-feira, 11 de julho de 2013

WoGE #388

Thursday, 11 July, 8:00 a.m. (GMT + 0:00)

Well, after 50+ unsuccessful attempts, 2 in a row:)

After considering astronomical observation sites (which proved wrong) I looked around, in volcanic areas, and had some luck in finding the (Patagonian) Auca Mahuida and its oil fields.

For this new challenge you should find out where is, their geology and, in this case, another important detail (but not decisive for the win).


Here it is:

No Schott's Rule this time!

Rules, tips and previous WoGEs are collected by Felix on his blog and a KML file is available with all WoGEs.

domingo, 7 de julho de 2013

WoGE #386

My first! :)

After following WoGE since (at least) #330 and after some missed ones (and many more, so hard at first glance, that I didn't even tried), I manage to be the first on #385 - a (hidro)geologic desert scenery (which, before Ole's hint, looked quasi-impossible to me).

So here's #386:



For you, 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 are the first, you get to host the next one.

I don't know if this one is easy or hard but, to give rookies (like myself) a chance, I invoke Schott's Rule: former winners have to wait 1 hour for each WoGE they got right.

Rules, tips and previous WoGEs are collected by Felix on his blog and a KML file is available with all WoGEs.