Where on (Google) Earth #106

Thinkstart (Joshua Potter) was the winner of the last Where on Google Earth challenge, finding my fossil forest in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, comes this installment of the game.

Joshua says:

As this was only my second try at WoGE, I’m not very versed with
technique or trends/standards of the past 105, so I hope my offering
isn’t too easy, or obvious.

Also, I can’t figure out how to get the scale to show up, so please
let me know if you have any tips. Although, for this one I don’t
think it matters much. Let me know if there are any problems with the

As always, some words about the geologic significance, and…

Schott rule in effect…

I’m pretty impressed that Joshua won after only two tries. That’s way better than my record. And no scale bar could be a novel challenge. For complete rules, see the previous post.

Image after the jump (click to see without ad interference).

I don’t know where on (Google) Earth this image is from, so Joshua will have to declare a winner. Post time is 17:15 GMT 1/30/08.


  1. #1 Mathias
    January 30, 2008

    I can’t seem to get any image to show. Maybe there is a problem?

  2. #2 Peter L
    January 30, 2008

    40.36N 76.93W – North of Harrisburg, PA; here the Cove Mountain and Second Mountain meet at the ancient (pre-Mesozoic?) Susquehanna River in the Ridge & Valley Province. This is a detail of one of the many synclines in the region, and highlights the contacts between (from North to South) the Mauch Chunk Formation, the Pocono Formation, the Spetchy Kopf Formation, and the Catskill formation. First two are Mississippian, last two are Devonian, I think all belong to the Antracite Upland Section. Everything has been folded during the Alleghenian orogeny that formed the Appalachians.

  3. #3 thinkstart
    January 30, 2008

    Right on, Peter L. I grew up driving along the Susquehanna from my childhood home to my grandparents, and always was awed by the way it sliced through the ancient Appalachians like this. Thank you for the thorough illumination, and tag, you’re it.

    Mathias, I too couldn’t see the image earlier today from my PC at work, but now can from my Mac at home. Don’t know if that has anything to do with it, or the fact that I created the .jpg on a Mac…

    Looking forward to WoGE 107. Peter L., please post the link here when it’s up!

  4. #4 Mel
    January 30, 2008

    Nope, no image for me either.

  5. #5 ScienceWoman
    January 30, 2008

    Hmmm…the picture shows up for me. But there was a # sign in the file name, so maybe that was the source of the problem. I’ve edited the file name and hopefully now everyone will be able to see the image. Let me know if the problem persists. There’s also a copy of the image in my Flickr account.

    Peter L.: If you are blogless, I’ll offer to host the next WoGE here. Send me an image or the coordinates and I’ll put it up as soon as I can.

  6. #6 Peter L
    January 31, 2008

    WoGE #107 is up. Enjoy.

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