quarta-feira, 18 de março de 2015


The Germany-Norway ping-pong game was going fast (don't ask me who was winning) but the Laach Lake was the last "hit". This next spot isn't in Germany and, obviously, neither in Norway and even though my focus is on the water (right in the center), it's a dry landscape!

Here it is:

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.

And no, I'm not putting Portugal in this game! :p

6 comentários:

  1. 36.422°, -116.294° Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Amargosa Valley, Nevada

    Ash Meadows provides a valuable and unprecedented example of desert oases habitats, that have become extremely uncommon in the southwestern deserts. The refuge is a major discharge point for a vast underground aquifer water system, reaching more than 100 mi (160 km) to the northeast. Water-bearing strata come to the surface in more than thirty seeps and springs, providing a rich, complex variety of mesic habitats. Virtually all of the water at Ash Meadows is fossil water, believed to have entered the ground water system tens of thousands of years ago. [Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ash_Meadows_National_Wildlife_Refuge]

  2. I'm not sure if that's enough 'geology' for the area, maybe I find some more

  3. A litte bit to the north east of our location, we find unique deposits of sepiolite and saponite. It is the only locality in the US where Sepiolite has been produced.

    And in the center of our picture is the Devils Hole: "Devils Hole is a geothermal aquifer-fed pool within a limestone cavern in the Amargosa Desert in the Amargosa Valley of Nevada, east over the Amargosa Range and Funeral Mountains from Death Valley. Its waters are a near constant salinity and temperature (92 °F or 33 °C).[1]

    Devils Hole branches into deep caverns at least 300 feet (91 m) deep from an opening at the surface that is approximately 6 by 18 feet (1.8 by 5.5 m). According to geologists, the caves were formed over 500,000 years ago.[2] The pool has frequently experienced activity due to far away earthquakes,[1] which have been likened to extremely small scale tsunamis.

  4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devils_Hole

  5. I refer to Lui's comment at WOGE 479 and declare myself as winner.

    The next one is at: http://woge-felix.blogspot.de/2015/03/where-on-google-earth-481.html

    1. .... and you did very well!

      My focus were Devils Hole with its tsunamis (or, as some call them, seiches) and the endangered Devils Hole Pupfish.

      Felix, how did you found it so fast?!?!?