Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Where On Google Earth #218

After many fruitless attempts, I finally bagged a "Where on Google Earth," number 217, at Microecos. So in the spirit of keeping this game running smoothly and swiftly, here's number 218.
To win this and host the next WOGE, identify the latitude and longitude of this location, and describe a little of the geology here. I have no idea how difficult this will be, but I'm going to invoke the Schott rule: previous winners must wait one hour for each time they've won. Current time is 10:47 AM PDT, 5:47 PM UTC/GMT.

6 comments:

Ron Schott said...

What we're looking at here is the Grenville Front (~1.1-1.0 Ga gneisses) and Penokean Hills (~2.5-2.2G Huronian Supergroup), just north of Lake Huron and south-southwest of Sudbury, Ontario. 46.075 N, 81.244 W.

Lockwood said...

And Ron Nails it! The white (which may look like snow) is the famous quartzite of Killarney Provincial Park. This is a spectacular area for backpacking and/or canoeing.

Lockwood said...

Here's a nice ground-level photo.

Lockwood said...

Also, this image is entirely within another GE image I posted in February at Pathological Geomorphology (Image 2 at the link; image 1 is a geo map.)

mountainbeltway said...

Good one, Lockwood. Nice work, Ron.

Ron Schott said...

With apologies for the delay, WoGE #219 should be available shortly at Speaking of Geoscience.