Where on Earth?
Do you have slides and photos you've collected from field work or vacations?
Every month, we'd like to feature one of your photos from anywhere in the world and invite other readers to guess where it was taken. Look every month in the print Geotimes for a new photo. Following are clues, answers and winners from past issues.

Send answers for the April 2002 Where on Earth? contest, which appears the print magazine, to Geotimes by April 29 (or postmarked by this date). From those answers, Geotimes staff will draw the names of 10 people who will win Where on Earth? T-shirts. And from those 10 names, we will draw the names of two people who will win a Brunton compass. 

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Answers to the February and March photo contests:
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1. This mountain's current name is the result of a misprint on an early map; it's original name reflected the fact that its length is more notable than its height.

2. High up on the face is a coal seam indicative of the age of the rocks exposed in the cut. The rusty seeps on the cut's face are the result of groundwater oxidizing pyrite associated with the coal. 

3. This cut is home to a three-story geology museum that receives between 120,000 and 150,000 visitors every year.

Name the place. 

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Answer: Sideling Hill along Interstate 68 in western Maryland. Image by Kenneth Weaver.

March winners:

1. Janet W. Crampton (Rockville, MD)
2. George R. Dasher (Elk View, WV)
3. Mary E. Dowse (Silver City, NM)
4. Pamela Gore (Clarkston, GA)
5. Bret Leslie (Vienna, VA)
6. Jim Lewis (Richardson, TX)
7. Sharon Lyon (Brookeville, MD)
8. Jason C. Sheasley (Jacksonville, FL)
9. Cheryl J. Sinclair (Williamsport, PA)
10. Rob Viens (Bellevue, WA)


1. Hermit monks built huts here around A.D. 900 and built a monastery in 1025. The town's church is home to a famous Black Madonna statue.

2. The spectacular columns and cliffs are composed of uplifted and differentially eroded Upper Eocene conglomerates that represent a stack of fluvial and deltaic deposits.

3. The town and mountains share their knife-edged name with a famous volcano located in the West Indies. 

Name the town or mountain range. 

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Answer: Montserrat, Spain or Montserrat Mountains

February winners:

1. Chris DeWolf (Mecosta, MI)
2. Henry L. Berryhill, Jr. (Corpus Christie, TX)
3. Neil C. Sturchio (Chicago, IL)
4. David McMullin (Wolfville, NS, Canada)
5. Barbara Faulkner (Houston, TX)
6. Ella A. Beasley (Citrus Heights, CA)
7. Sandra Stapp (Oceanside, CA)
8. Jim Shelden (Missoula, MT)
9. Bill Thomas (Plano, TX)
10. Arlo B. Weil (Bryn Mawr, PA)

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