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 October 2002 Where on Earth? contest, which appears the print magazine, to Geotimes by Oct. 28 (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 August and September photo contests:

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1. These erosional features are the remains of a truncated drumlin. High spires, pinnacles, cliffs and hoodoos rise up to 150 feet above the shore line and suggest a tall, stacked appearance. Photographs of the area show dramatic morphological changes due to coastal erosion over the past century.

2. This spectacular badlands topography formed on the shore of the world's 14th largest lake (by area), the name of which is a corruption of one bestowed on it in 1660 by the explorer, Creuxius. It translates as "beautiful lake."

3. The area was first settled in the late 1700's, and the elementally named point nearby has one of the country's oldest lighthouses, built in 1871 to replace an older deteriorated one dating to 1824.

Name the feature and the lake.

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Answer: Chimney Bluffs State Park is located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario midway between Rochester and Oswego, N.Y.

September winners:

1. Al Bashford, Sydney, Australia
2. Steve Blair, Edmond, Okla.
3. Teresa Doherty, Syracuse, N.Y.
4. Paul Dudley, Pittsford, N.Y.
5. John J. Fontanella, Albany, N.Y.
6. Glenda Mahin, Reno, Nev.
7. Dave Nemetz, Madison, Wis.
8. Jeannine Perrot, Houston, Texas
9. Brian Peterson, Ithaca, N.Y.
10. Mark Varhaug, Dallas, Texas


1. This volcano is part of a volcanic field active for 6 million years. Its most recent eruption forced the people of the area to flee. Although they returned to farm for another century, their civilization is now known only from archaeological remains.

2. A famous, one-armed geologist described the site after an 1885 visit: "A portion of the cone is of bright reddish cinders, while the adjacent rocks are of black basalt. The contrast in colors is so great that on viewing the mountain from a distance the red cinders seem to be on fire," Its name, however, is derived from a more celestial flame.

3. This site was given government protection in 1930 after local outcry stopped a film studio from creating a landslide on its slopes for a scene in a disaster flick they were shooting.

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Answer: The Sunset Crater in the Sunset Crater National Monument near Flagstaff, Ariz. Photo supplied by Perle M. Dorr.

August winners:

1. Douglas Albach (Reva, VA)
2. Roger J. Bain (Akron, OH)
3. Paul Bogseth (Lagnua Niguel, CA)
4. Ann Coppin (Westminster, CA)
5. J. M. Kelly (Lakewood, CO)
6. Richard E. Kimmel (Apopka, FL)
7. Linda Lewis (Richardson, TX)
8. Kevin B. Marvel (Washington, DC)
9. Norman Meek (San Bernardino, CA)
10. Charles Plummer (Sacramento, CA)

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