segunda-feira, 27 de outubro de 2014


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.

3 comentários:

  1. 36.8960°, -116.4459°Yucca Mountin nuclear waste repository, was to be a deep geological repository storage facility for spent nuclear reactor fuel and other high level radioactive waste. It's located within Yucca Mountain, a ridge line in the south-central part of Nevada near its border with California.
    The formation that makes up Yucca Mountain was created by several large eruptions from a caldera volcano and is composed of alternating layers of ignimbrite (welded tuff), non-welded tuff, and semi-welded tuff. The tuff surround the burial sites is expected to protect human health as it provides a natural barrier to the radiation. It lies along the transition between the Mohave and the Great Basin Deserts.

    The volcanic tuff at Yucca Mountain is appreciably fractured and movement of water through an aquifer below the waste repository is primarily through fractures. While the fractures are usually confined to individual layers of tuff, the faults extend from the planned storage area all the way to the water table 600 to 1,500 ft (180 to 460 m) below the surface. Future water transport from the surface to waste containers is likely to be dominated by fractures. There is evidence that surface water has been transported down through the 700 ft (210 m) of overburden to the exploratory tunnel at Yucca Mountain in less than 50 years.
    In September 2007, it was discovered that the Bow Ridge fault line ran underneath the facility, hundreds of feet east of where it was originally thought to be located, beneath a storage pad where spent radioactive fuel canisters would be cooled before being sealed in a maze of tunnels. []

  2. Luis: great idea for a Woge.

    Woge 458 can be found here: