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: