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 June 2000

Where on Earth?
Each month, the first three readers to identify the location pictured in the current print version of Geotimes will receive the Glossary of Geology.  The first 10 will receive a Where on Earth? T-shirt.

To submit photos for future Where on Earth? contests, click here.

Answers to the May & April photo contests:

May clues & answer:

          Christina Reed

1.  Columnar joints, pictured top left, underlie large sections of this nation's landscape.

2.  Hikers find this waterfall -- the second-tallest in the country at 120 meters -- near where "hell freezes over".

3.  Jules Verne refers to this country's western peninsula in Journey to the Center of the Earth.

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Haifoss waterfall is nestled west of Mount Hekla, the volcano known as the gate to hell in mediaeval Icelandic folklore, and south of the Langjokull glacier in Iceland.

May winners:

Helen Delano -- York Springs, Penn.
Jesse Kasehagen -- Santa Barbara, Calif.

Honorable mention:

William Smith -- McLean, Va.
Katherine Price Blount -- Corpus Christi, Texas
Fred Hawkins -- Denver, Colo.
Nancy Williams -- Boulder, Colo.
Susan Banda -- Pamona, NJ
Mike Klein -- Boulder, Colo.
John Zeise

April clues & answer:

          David Applegate 

1.The fault scarp in the foregroung was formed in the last 20 years by a magnitude-7+ earthquake that killed two people in this sparsely populated region.

2.  This 3,900-meter peak, composed of a Silurian and Devonian limestone sequence, is the highest in a range dominated by Mississippian carbonate banks.

3.  Root vegetables are a staple of the inhabitants of the region, which was also a favorite haunt of the author of The Snows of Kilimanjaro.

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Borah Peak is the highest point in Idaho, a state famous for its potatoes, and is the highest peak in the Lost River Range. It was the site of a magnitude-7.3 earthquake on Oct. 28, 1983 the largest ever recorded in Idaho. The quake produced extensive surface faulting and landslides. It caused two deaths and $12.5 million in damage in the Idaho towns of Challis and Mackay. 

April winners:

David Frank -- Washington, D.C.
Kate Johnson -- Reston, Va.
Roy Kepferle -- Cincinnati, Ohio
John Callahan -- Boone, N.C.
Fred Hawkins -- Denver, Colo.
Charlie Sandberg -- Lakewood, Colo.
Bill Lund -- Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah
Roger Smith --
Gloria Koroghlanian --
Joe Michaletz -- Helena, Mont.

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