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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 June 2004 Where on Earth? contest, which appears in the print magazine, to Geotimes by June 30 (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 May and April photo contests:

May

Clues:

1. Huge dolerite sheets covering this site mark a tug-of-war between two plates during the breakup of Gondwana.

2. Part of a world heritage wilderness area, the site boasts many hiking trails — going through temperate rainforests, quartzite beaches, glacial lakes and subalpine fields. The host island is famed for a nocturnal, terrier-sized whirlwind of a creature.

3. This feature was named in the early 19th century for a type of bed.

Name this site and location.

 

 

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Answer: Cradle Mountain in Cradle Mountain/Lake St. Clair National Park in Tasmania. Photo courtesy of Kimmo Kosonen.

Check back later this month to find out who won May's Where on Earth? contest.



April

Clues:

1. Seven different geologic sandstone formations mark this feature, revealing 200 million years of geologic history. Large crossbeds exhibit colorful banding in yellow, orange, pink and red caused by the precipitation of manganese, iron and other oxides.

2. The silt-laden river that has sculpted this feature is named for a native word meaning “muddy water,” referring to the frequent flash floods during which tributaries run reddish-orange.

3. Ancient petroglyphs, campsites and ruins indicate that early people traveled here more than 700 years ago. In more recent times, the feature has served as a backdrop to many movies, including one about an infamous outlaw.

Name the feature and its location.

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Answer: Paria Canyon in Utah and Arizona. Photo submitted by Keith Meldahl.

April Winners

1. Kenneth Nye (Lawrenceville, Ga.)
2. Gil Mull (Santa Fe, N.M.)
3. Sandra Cannon (Oceanside, Calif.)
4. Stanton Cox (Clements, Calif.)
5. Art Johnson (Kenner, La.)
6. Thomas McGuire (Cave Creek, Ariz.)
7. Edith Chasen (Woodhaven, N.Y.)
8. Charlie Roll (Gansevoort, N.Y.)
9. Richard Smith (Nathrop, Colo.)
10. Lisa Rossbacher (Marietta, Ga.)


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