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 March 2002 Where on Earth? contest, which appears the print magazine, to Geotimes by March 25 (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 January and February photo contests:
Archive of old answers


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)


1. The name of the nearby mountain range is shaky.

2. Designated as a national monument in 2001, this place has a (non-ornate) name that is easily confused with a spicy sausage.

3. In addition to a world-class fault exposure, rocks in the area contain abundant Miocene terrestrail mammal fossils as well as marine mollusks, pectens, turitellas and oysters..

Name the place. 

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Answer: An exposure of the San Andreas fault in the newly created Carrizo Plain National Monument in California. Photo by Marcus Milling.

January winners:

1. Scott Creely (Santa Cruz, CA)
2. Lynne Dickman (Stevensville, MT)
3. Ken Finger (Chino Hills, CA)
4. Anke Friedrich (Pasadena, CA)
5. Bob Given (Palos Verdes, CA)
6. Paul Heidgerd (Dallas, TX)
7. Anson Mark (Denver, CO)
8. Keith Meldahl (Oceanside, CA)
9. Toby Moore (Tustin, CA)
10. Michael Wopat (Redding, CA)

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