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 May 2002 Where on Earth? contest, which appears the print magazine, to Geotimes by May 27 (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 March and April photo contests:

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1. Steep cliffs of Jurassic limestone squeeze this river into a narrow channel. The cliffs were once a frontier of the Roman Empire.

2. The oldest Benedictine monastery on this continent, founded in the seventh century, sits directly upstream. It is also the world's oldest monastic brewery, producing beer since the 11th century.

3. The river's color is celebrated in the famous dance tune. 

Name the river and either the nearby town or monastery. 

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Answer: The Donaudurchbruch, or Danube Passage, along the Danube River, between Kelheim, Germany, and the Kloster Weltenburg, Europe’s oldest Benedictine monastery. Image supplied by Joseph F. Arndt of Irvine, Calif.

April winners:

1. Hillman Bearden (Bedford, TX)
2. Michelle Dry (Memphis, TN)
3. Amanda Duchek (Urbana, IL)
4. Sam Hotchkiss (Chantilly, VA)
5. Frank M. Jacobeen (Locust Grove, VA)
6. Stan Sasser (Fayetteville, AR)
7. Robert W. Scott (Cleveland, OK)
8. Darrell Sofield (Tacoma, WA)
9. Gerd Tietz (Hamburg, Germany)
10. Matthias Zeitlhofler (Middletown, CT)


1. This mountain's current name is the result of a misprint on an early map; it's original name reflected the fact that its length is more notable than its height.

2. High up on the face is a coal seam indicative of the age of the rocks exposed in the cut. The rusty seeps on the cut's face are the result of groundwater oxidizing pyrite associated with the coal. 

3. This cut is home to a three-story geology museum that receives between 120,000 and 150,000 visitors every year.

Name the place. 

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Answer: Sideling Hill along Interstate 68 in western Maryland. Image by Kenneth Weaver.

March winners:

1. Janet W. Crampton (Rockville, MD)
2. George R. Dasher (Elk View, WV)
3. Mary E. Dowse (Silver City, NM)
4. Pamela Gore (Clarkston, GA)
5. Bret Leslie (Vienna, VA)
6. Jim Lewis (Richardson, TX)
7. Sharon Lyon (Brookeville, MD)
8. Jason C. Sheasley (Jacksonville, FL)
9. Cheryl J. Sinclair (Williamsport, PA)
10. Rob Viens (Bellevue, WA)


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