Where on Google Earth #247

A post by Anne JeffersonWhere on Google Earth is the fast-moving, challenging, audience-participation game of identifying the location of a geologically interesting site from its Google Earth image. Having been procrastinating at just the right time to catch the last one (Chaîne des Puys, France), I have the privilege of choosing the next location.

For those that haven’t played before, here’s a quick overview of the rules. First one to correctly identify the latitude and longitude of the center of the image AND say something about what makes this area geologically interesting…wins. The prize is getting to pick the next WoGE location and hosting it on your blog or picking a geoblogger to host it for you. If you’ve won WoGE in the past, you have to wait one hour before submitting your answer for each of your previous wins (the Schott Rule). If you don’t remember how many times you’ve won, you can look at Ron Schott’s kmz file.

Without further ado, here’s the next mystery location: Where on Google Earth 247

The mark at the midpoint of the scale bar says 963 m and the eye altitude is 3.52 km. Posting time is 8:04 am Eastern US time.

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Comments (7)

  1. Matt Hall says:

    All the recent WoGEs have been solved in about ten minutes, so I am suspicious that something’s wrong and I just can’t see all the comments…

    Anyway, just in case… these are mima mounds at Mima Mounds Natural Area in Washington, USA. This is here: 42.6?N,122.0?W. These mounds are an interesting soil formation of unknown origin — you can read many of the theories in the Wikipedia article on the subject. Totally fascinating, great choice!

  2. Silver Fox says:

    Looks like I missed it by 2 minutes!

  3. Matt Hall says:

    Guess my Wikipedia article link didn’t work… here it is again, maybe.

    There are quite a few examples of these mounds in the north-west apparently. A while ago, I found a possible example in northern California. If they are the same sort of feature, perhaps the setting gives some clue to the mode of formation?

  4. Congratulations, Matt. Well-spotted. I wanted to make a challenging and geomorphically-interesting WoGE, and given that it lasted about 12 hours, I must have succeeded. Looking forward to seeing where you’ll take us next.

  5. Dan McShane says:

    I recognized this in about a half second as I have a project within three miles of the site next week and was planning a visit. Great pick though.

  6. Matt Hall says:

    As soon as I posted that I saw the typo in my address… sorry (wow, I seem to be v bad at HTML!). Here it is.