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.

Our contest rules have changed! Starting in March, the first 10 readers to identify the location pictured in the current print version of Geotimes receive a Where on Earth? T-shirt. From these 10 winners we will draw the names of the two respondants who will receive a Brunton 8099 EclipseTM compass. Please note that all contestants are eligible to win one compass per year and a maximum of three T-shirts per year.

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Answers to the March and April  photo contests:
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1.  The rocks pictured are part of a four-mile thick Precambrian sedimentary sequence. (The dam is more recent.)

2. The strike of the adjacent mountains is orthogonal to that of surrounding ranges, reflecting a more ancient tectonic history.

3. The location's name comes from a vivid description by a famous one-armed explorer.

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The Flaming Gorge Dam is located in the northeast corner of Utah at the eastern end of the Uinta Mountains. 

April winners:

Mack Duncan - Wrens, Ga.
Mauri Pelto - Dudley, Mass.
Beth McMillian - Laramie, Wyo.
Sandra Stapp - Oceanside, Calif.
Gary Millhollen - Hays, Kan.
Charles Chapman - Ridgefield, Conn.
Fred Hawkins - Colo.
Rob Fillmore - Gunnison, Colo.
Garry Zabel - Glenwood Springs, Colo.
Steve Spear - San Marcos, Calif.


1.This pass is located in the highest part of a major intraplate mountain belt named for a world-weighted Titan god.

2. The city to the northwest of the pass was immortalized in a song written by Graham Nash about a train of the same name. 

3. Recent studies suggest that these mountains, composed of Jurassic rift sediments, accommodated a large percentage of a continent-continent plate collision that began in the Oligocene.

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The pass shown here is the Tizi'n Tichka Pass in the Atlas Mountains of Morrocco.

March winners:

Stephen Lenhart Radford, Va.
Sid Perkins Alexandria, Va.
Jim Sukup Carmel, Ind.
Sandra Stapp Oceanside, Calif.
Frank Swit Camp Hill, Penn.
Peter Soltys West Chester, Ohio
Mindi Snoparsky Philadelphia, Penn.
Jim Berg
Dan Cole Washington, D.C.
J. Brad Stephenson Oak Ridge, Tenn.

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