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HalfMooner
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Philippines
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Posted - 04/05/2009 :  05:41:48  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just a little problem, for those of you who may enjoy such things.

1. What is the given name of the landform in the image below?

2. Where is it?

3. What caused it?


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Edited by - HalfMooner on 04/05/2009 07:37:44

Kil
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USA
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Posted - 04/05/2009 :  15:00:51   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Is that where I left that thing???

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Randy
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Posted - 04/05/2009 :  17:23:19   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Randy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Looks like a road with a turn-around at the lower right. Maybe a ridgeback trail on the upper left. Image from
Google Dirt. I guess possibly a calder/volcano peak. Dunno...some kind of optical delusion?

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filthy
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Posted - 04/05/2009 :  17:59:24   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Agree on the roads, but it's too irregular to be a strip mine. Maybe a volcanic vent of some sort, but frankly, I dunno. Gotta think about it a little more.




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Posted - 04/05/2009 :  20:06:02   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Until you posted this, Mooner, I'd forgotten all about my old "What's this thing" challenges. I only did four of them.

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HalfMooner
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Posted - 04/06/2009 :  00:01:44   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dave W.

Until you posted this, Mooner, I'd forgotten all about my old "What's this thing" challenges. I only did four of them.
That's probably what gave me the idea. Nice stuff, Dave W.! You should do more of 'em.

Hint #1 regarding the above image: It's in the USA.


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filthy
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Posted - 04/06/2009 :  01:27:05   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by HalfMooner

Originally posted by Dave W.

Until you posted this, Mooner, I'd forgotten all about my old "What's this thing" challenges. I only did four of them.
That's probably what gave me the idea. Nice stuff, Dave W.! You should do more of 'em.

Hint #1 regarding the above image: It's in the USA.


It's the crater and dome of Mt. Redoubt before it's latest series of eruptions, yes?




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HalfMooner
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Posted - 04/06/2009 :  03:22:50   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by filthy

Originally posted by HalfMooner

Originally posted by Dave W.

Until you posted this, Mooner, I'd forgotten all about my old "What's this thing" challenges. I only did four of them.
That's probably what gave me the idea. Nice stuff, Dave W.! You should do more of 'em.

Hint #1 regarding the above image: It's in the USA.


It's the crater and dome of Mt. Redoubt before it's latest series of eruptions, yes?




Sorry, it is not Mt. Redoubt.

Hint #2: It's not of volcanic origin.


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filthy
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Posted - 04/06/2009 :  03:35:53   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by HalfMooner

Originally posted by filthy

Originally posted by HalfMooner

Originally posted by Dave W.

Until you posted this, Mooner, I'd forgotten all about my old "What's this thing" challenges. I only did four of them.
That's probably what gave me the idea. Nice stuff, Dave W.! You should do more of 'em.

Hint #1 regarding the above image: It's in the USA.


It's the crater and dome of Mt. Redoubt before it's latest series of eruptions, yes?




Sorry, it is not Mt. Redoubt.

Hint #2: It's not of volcanic origin.


All righty then, its a fossil of a hamamelidaceous sp. of flower, probably from New Jersy or thereabouts.




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HalfMooner
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Posted - 04/06/2009 :  04:39:31   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by filthy

All righty then, its a fossil of a hamamelidaceous sp. of flower, probably from New Jersy or thereabouts.

It'd have to be a gawd-awful big one.


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filthy
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Posted - 04/06/2009 :  05:12:29   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by HalfMooner

Originally posted by filthy

All righty then, its a fossil of a hamamelidaceous sp. of flower, probably from New Jersy or thereabouts.

It'd have to be a gawd-awful big one.


Hmm. I'd thought the petal impressions were pretty distinct.



Oh well; onward and downward.




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Dr. Mabuse
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Sweden
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Posted - 04/06/2009 :  05:29:12   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It's a fossil turd from the Biblical Leviathan from the Book of Job.

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Simon
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USA
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Posted - 04/06/2009 :  07:12:22   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Simon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
An impact crater?

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TG
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USA
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Posted - 04/06/2009 :  09:57:49   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send TG a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Meteor Crater, Arizona?

What caused it ... fast moving space junk.
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filthy
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USA
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Posted - 04/06/2009 :  10:12:58   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Prairie Chapel Ranch at Crawford, TX?




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"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


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dglas
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Canada
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Posted - 04/06/2009 :  11:31:09   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send dglas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I dunno, but it's gonna make an excellent Dungeons and Dragons map! ;)

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