Where on (Google) Earth? #26 – Now with 90% Fewer Coordinates!

Ron’s view of the Deccan Traps had everyone stymied for a while… fortunately, he gave us a hint and now the crack pipe is circulating once again.

#25 was perhaps a quartz or topaz on the hardness scale*. This one should be considerably easier to find; I give it a fluorite. However, there’s plenty of geology to explain; doing so will, as usual, earn you fame, fortune, and a cookie.

Where on Google Earth? #26

Oh, you mean reading the coordinates off the bottom of the image isn’t hard enough for you? Edumacation. Geez. Try this one:

Where on Google Earth? #26 - for reals this time

*Diamond is reserved for cheap tricks, like zooming all the way in on Antarctica.

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  1. Where on (Google) Earth #29? » Ron Schott’s Geology Home Companion Blog on 13 Jul 2007 at 5:18 pm

    […] those of you who might have been looking for a quick fix. After the breakneck pace of WoGE numbers 26, 27, and 28 I wanted to find a more remote spot to see if I couldn’t slow things down a bit. […]


  1. Ron Schott wrote:

    D’oh!!! It’s more like talc when you forget to crop the latitude and longitude. Wanna try again, Yami? (Maybe you were still trippin’ on the traps.) ;-)

  2. Brian wrote:

    I was gonna pretend I got it…but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. The lat-long is in the coordinates of your screenshot….ooops.

    These are structures in the La Popa basin near Monterey, Mexico. If I remember correctly, much of the patterns here are salt diapirism and related features.

    This is a great paper to learn more:
    Giles, K.A. and Lawton, T.F., 2002, Halokinetic Sequence Stratigraphy Adjacent to the El Papalote Diapir, Northeastern Mexico: AAPG Bulletin, v. 86; no. 5; p. 823-840

  3. Brian wrote:

    I can’t even beat Ron in noticing that!
    Yeah…go again.

  4. yami wrote:

    D’OH! Sigh.

  5. Brian wrote:


    40 deg 41 min N, 94 deg 47 min E

    These are some absolutely beautiful alluvial fans in northern China. That must be a fault scarp cutting across the fan on the left part of the image.

  6. Ron Schott wrote:

    Well done, Brian. (Really more of a bajada than any discrete alluvial fan, though, to be technical about it
    – okay, maybe I’m just a sore loser.) In any case, it look’s like WoGE is headed home…

  7. yami wrote:

    Yay Brian!

    It’s hard to tell if that’s a fault scarp, or just a bit of outcropping resistant bedrock. Whatever it is, it has a friend on the right part of the picture, and possibly something at the bottom…

  8. Brian wrote:

    alright…look for 27 later today

  9. Sabine wrote:

    Geeeez, I get all caught up in three days of exploration meetings (I guess they expect me to pick some drillin’ spots or somethin’) and the crack pipe goes right past. Gorgeous pictures though. *sigh*

  10. unknown wrote:

    I found a better 26!!! aahahahahhah!!! 30-36’29.66″ N 87-04’20.52″ W – = degrees symbol

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