Tuesday, December 2, 2014

WOGE #464 Update 4

I have not had much time to spend on WOGE lately, but when Ole gave such a nice hint to his last entry, I could not resist trying. I had already guessed that Canada might be a good place to check, so I began focusing on the border areas, and I was able to find Turtle Mountain pretty quickly. This seems like an area with interesting geology and scenery very different from the surrounding landscape.

For the next challenge I give you an area I have had in mind for some time:
Tell us the latitude and longitude and something about the geology seen in the picture. I especially would like some comment about what is happening there right now.  The winner gets to choose the next location and host WOGE.  I think this one might be quite difficult, so there will be no Schott rule. For rules and history of the game, visit Felix Bossert's blog. Enjoy your search!

It's been a few days, so here is a hint:  The right side image was taken on March 12, the left side on November 2.

Maybe a larger view will be helpful.

Still no guesses, so I will share a close-up. This is from the top left corner of the first view, or the top right of the second view.
Even at this scale, I can't see any penguins. However, you might catch a glimpse of one of these:


Friday, February 14, 2014

WOGE #426 update 3

Thanks to a hint from Ole (and to Luis asking for the hint) I was able to solve the somewhat challenging WOGE 425. I was already thinking of Scandinavia because of the deep shadows seen even in a summertime picture. In search of the green beach I started looking at areas with copper deposits. I found scenery in Norway that was similar enough to encourage me to keep looking there, and in a few more minutes I found the Gusdal olivine pit. Ole made sure the port facilities were just off the edge of the image so that it would not be too easy to find.

For the next edition I have something green and mountainous as well:

I suspect that if no one recognizes this mountain immediately, then it will be quite hard to find.  There will be no Schott rule this time, and I have a series of additional images to use as hints.  I will release one every few days until someone wins.  To win, just tell us the coordinates of the location and some information about the geology.  Finding the geology of this spot was very difficult for me, so I will give some suggestions. First, look at all the pictures, since some of them have good views of rock formations. Next, go to the geological agency for this country and you should be able to download a geologic map of the local area with enough detail to tell us how the mountain formed. For more rules, hints, and the history of WOGE, look at Felix Bossert's blog.

It has been four days, so I will start sharing the hint images:
Time for a little more help.  This is not actually a close-up of our location.  It is a mountainside about fifteen kilometers away:
Maybe a view of the larger area will help: