Sunday, August 4, 2013

WOGE #392

Rob gave us a very interesting challenge with WOGE #391. The hint he gave (to focus on the white area in the middle) was the key for me to find the Orakei Korako geothermal area. I guessed that this was a geothermal feature of some kind, and since we were in the southern hemisphere I thought immediately of New Zealand.  After that, it was only a matter of finding a few minutes to search.

For the next edition of WOGE, I will use an area that I have been saving for some time.  My image also has a river flowing through it, but you won't find any geysers here...

As always, you can win by posting a comment with the coordinates and some information about what makes this area interesting geologically.  Since things always seem to move a little slower in the summer, there will be no Schott rule this time.  If you need to find out what that means, or want to learn more about the game, check out Felix's WOGE blog.  Have fun searching!


  1. 32.56°N,82.43°W
    We are looking at sanddunes along the Little Ohopee River near Swainsboro. The dunes are believed to have been formed by wind deposition of sand during the late Pleistocene Age.

    It is a state natural area since 1972.

  2. Exactly right. Congratulations on another WOGE win.
    Although these dunes are protected mainly because of the rare plants that live on them, the geologic story is interesting as well. If anyone would like to know all the details of how large sand dunes formed far from the coast in an area with a humid subtropical climate, try this report:

    We look forward to seeing what you have is store for the next WOGE challenge.

  3. Matthew, thanks for your interesting, but not easy to find WoGE challenge.

    My new challenge has been published now:

    I tried to get a different geological angle again. Everybody good luck finding the location.