Where on Google Earth #174

David of Cryology and Co. has pulled us firmly into the Quaternary1 with the climate sequence from the Lac du Bouchet (some additional info about is in David's follow-up post).

Here's my new WoGE picture. I hope to attract some new players (or reactivate the old ones), so I choose something not too difficult.

Where on Google Earth #174. The keyword is “hole”.

Where on Google Earth #174. The keyword is “hole”.

For any new players to Where on (Google) Earth, simply post a comment with latitude and longitude (or a description of the location) and write something about what the features in the picture are, or how they have developed. Also you need to explain how the keyword fits in there. If you win, you get to host the next one.

Because I think that this WoGE is rather easy, I invoke Schott's Rule: former winners have to wait 1 hour for each WoGE they got right.

Posting time is 15:30 CEST (13:30 UTC).

Good luck!


  1. Yes, it isn't dead, it just smells funny. []

Comments 6

  1. Ron Schott 5 ⟨ 19 Sep 2009, 10:09 PM | #  ⟩

    WoGE #174 Placemark

    Nikel, Russia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikel - site of a large nickel deposit, mine, and smelter. The hole clue could refer to the mine, the deforested area surrounding the smelter, or the holes that smelter's sulfuric acid air pollutants burn in people's umbrellas.

  2. Peter L 13 ⟨ 20 Sep 2009, 04:16 AM | #  ⟩

    I guess the hole keyword rather refers to the famous Kola Superdeep Borehole (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kola_Superdeep_Borehole) just in the middle of the view.

  3. Ron Schott 5 ⟨ 20 Sep 2009, 05:14 AM | #  ⟩

    No doubt that's the correct hole, Peter.

  4. fj 229 ⟨ 20 Sep 2009, 07:13 PM | #  ⟩

    Perhaps I should have used a less generic keyword. Now Ron has found the location, and Peter has the correct explanation…

    Ron of course gets bonus points for the umbrella holes. 😉

    Well, now who shall post the next WoGE? Ron was first, and had a nice explanation. (And he certainly can't be blamed for my vague keyword.) So I suggest Ron will host the next one.

    Alternatively, Peter could choose a new keyword and Ron has to find a suitable location. 😉

  5. Ron Schott 5 ⟨ 17 Oct 2009, 02:13 PM | #  ⟩

    WoGE #175 is up: http://ron.outcrop.org/blog/?p=401

  6. fj 229 ⟨ 18 Oct 2009, 11:05 PM | #  ⟩

    Thanks Ron for the new WoGE!

    By the way: Anybody who owns a blog, please don't forget to take this year's GeoBlog Survey and link to it!

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    [...] been almost a month since I found EffJot’s WoGE #174, but I’ve been in a real blogging funk recently so I’m only getting around to posting [...]

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