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 January 2002 Where on Earth? contest, which appears the print magainze, to Geotimes by Monday, January 28 (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 November and December photo contests:
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1. This flooded fumarole sits in a 17,000-acre park named for a subset of the five volcanic peaks found within its boundaries.

2. The local inhabitants share their name with a religious order and a republic.

3. An adjacent island experienced the largest number of casualties from a voalcanis eruption in the 20th century.

Name the feature and it's location. 

Scroll down for the answer 


December winners:

1. Robin Bartel (Midland, TX)
2. Alejandro J. Benavides (Elko, NV)
3. Morgan Button (Cincinnati, OH)
4. Jerry D. Dolence (Reno, NV)
5. Fred A. Guthrie (Crossville, TN)
6. Lura Joseph (Mahomet, IL)
7. Dorothy Lewis (Milton, FL)
8. Janice Sellers (El Cerrito, CA)
9. Jim Shelden
10. Peter Stauffer (Menlo Park, CA)



1. These awesome peaks, which top off at just under 3,400 meters, are the eroded remains of an Early Cretaceous granite (quartz monzonite) batholith that intruded Middle Proterozoic slate, phyllit and schist.

2. Despite the name of the park where these peaks are located, there is nothing imaginary about the fear even world-class climbers have felt in their ascents here.

3. The gateway city to this locality hosted the Winter Olympics a few years ago.

Name the formation and its location. 

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Howser Spires, Bugaboo Provincial Park, Purcell Mountains, British Columbia, Canada

November winners:

1. Bill Albright (Reno, NV)
2. Paul Friberg (New Paltz, NY)
3. Dean Hancock (Denver, CO)
4. Rick Moscati
5. Sandra Stapp (Oceanside, CA)
6. Chris Breemer (Portland, OR)
7. Tom Hilbert (Rockford, IL)
8. Darla Heil (Bishop, CA)
9. Anthony Qamar (Seattle, WA)
10. Robert McBride (Lititz, PA)

Runners Up
Chuck Cofer (Houston, TX)
Ronald Crawford (Port Angeles, WA)
John I. Garver (Schenectady, NY)
Doug Geller (Portland, OR)
David Rees Gillette (Golden, CO)
Tom Kalakay (Bozeman, MT)
Mauri S. Pelto (Dudley, MA)
Robert Stolzenbach (Lakeside, MT)
David E. Thompson (Clinton, MS)
Dave Van Dillen


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