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San Rafael Reef

The San Rafael Reef is a geologic feature located in Emery County in central Utah, part of the Colorado Plateau. Approximately 75 miles long, it is the name given to the distinctive eastern edge of the San Rafael Swell. Composed primarily of stee ...

                                               

Sawatch Uplift

The Sawatch Uplift is a prominent geologic anticline in the Rocky Mountains in central Colorado in the United States. It was formed as a bulge in the North American Plate approximately 70–65 MYA during the Laramide orogeny that created the modern ...

                                               

Seminoe Mountains greenstone belt

The Seminoe Mountains greenstone belt represents a fragment of an Archean greenstone terrane within the Wyoming craton. The greenstone belt was mapped by Hausel, who identified significant gold anomalies at Bradley Peak in banded iron formation, ...

                                               

Seneca Caverns (West Virginia)

Seneca Caverns is a karst show cave in Germany Valley near Riverton, West Virginia, USA. It was used for ceremonies of Seneca Indians, an Iroquois confederacy tribe and has been commercially used since 1930. The largest room inside the cave is th ...

                                               

Sierra Nevada Batholith

The Sierra Nevada Batholith is a large batholith which forms the core of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California, exposed at the surface as granite. The batholith is composed of many individual masses of rock called plutons, which formed d ...

                                               

Uncompahgre Plateau

The Uncompahgre Plateau in western Colorado is a distinctive large uplift part of the Colorado Plateau. Uncompahgre is a Ute Indian word that describes the water: "Dirty Water" or "Rocks that make Water Red". The plateau, with an average elevatio ...

                                               

Virgin River Gorge

The Virgin River Gorge, located between St. George, Utah, and Beaver Dam, Arizona, is a long canyon that has been carved out by the Virgin River in northwest Arizona. The Virgin River rises on the Colorado Plateau and created the topography of bo ...

                                               

Keeper of the Register

The Keeper of the Register is a National Park Service official, responsible for deciding on the eligibility of historic properties for inclusion on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The Keepers authority may be delegated as they see ...

                                               

Paul Building

The Paul Building is a high-rise office building located at 1018 Preston Avenue in Houston, Texas. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 6, 1979. Completed in 1907, the building has been home to a wide range of busine ...

                                               

Pillot Building

The Pillot Building, located at 1006 Congress Avenue in Downtown Houston, Texas, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 13, 1974. However, the structure suffered severe damage in the 1980s and collapsed during reconstructi ...

                                               

S. H. Kress and Co. Building (Houston)

The S. H. Kress and Co. Building, or simply the Kress Building, is located at 705 Main Street in Houston, Texas. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 4, 2002. The eight-story building is covered almost entirely in ...

                                               

St. James Park (San Jose)

St. James Park is a 6.8-acre park in downtown San Jose, California. Originally laid out as St. James Square in 1848, local newspapers dubbed the site a park in 1885, shortly after a fountain was installed in the center of the area. St. James Park ...

                                               

Amadeus Basin

The Amadeus Basin is a large intracratonic sedimentary basin in central Australia, lying mostly within the southern Northern Territory, but extending into the state of Western Australia.

                                               

Bald Hill Claystone

Bald Hill Claystone is a sedimentary rock found in the Sydney Basin in eastern Australia. It is part of the Clifton sub-group of the Narrabeen Group of sedimentary rocks. It was formed by weathering of the Gerringong Volcanics in the early Triass ...

                                               

Banks Wall Sandstone

Banks Wall Sandstone is a type of sedimentary rock occurring in the Sydney Basin in eastern Australia. This stratum is up to 115 metres thick. Often seen in the Blue Mountains, such as at the Three Sisters at Katoomba. The rock is mostly quartzos ...

                                               

Bulgo Sandstone

Bulgo Sandstone is a sedimentary rock occurring in the Sydney Basin in eastern Australia. This stratum is up to 100 metres thick, formed in the early Triassic. A component of the Narrabeen Group of sedimentary rocks. It consists of layers of fine ...

                                               

Bundaberg Hummock

The Bundaberg Hummock, also referred to as The Hummock, is an extinct volcano remnant situated in the locality of Qunaba east of Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia. Its official name is Sloping Hummock. The summit of the hill holds both a memorial ...

                                               

Chain Valley Colliery

Chain Valley Colliery is a coal mine located at Mannering Park, New South Wales, Australia. The colliery was developed to provide coal for the Vales Point Power Station, adjacent to the mine. The mine started in August 1960, with coal production ...

                                               

Challenger mine

The Challenger mine is a gold mine in the Far North of South Australia, 165 km west of the Stuart Highway and 740 km north-west of Adelaide. It was operated by Dominion, Kingsgate and then WPG Resources. The mine is now on Care and Maintenance. T ...

                                               

Collie Sub-basin

The Collie Sub-basin is a pocket of Permian sedimentary rocks with an area of 225 km², enclosed within much older Archean rocks of the Yilgarn Craton, near the town of Collie in southwestern Western Australia., Once considered a unique basin, thi ...

                                               

Commodore Mine (Queensland, Australia)

The Commodore mine is an open-pit coal mine located in Domville and Clontarf, Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia. The majority stake in the mine is owned by InterGen Australia.

                                               

Darling Fault

The Darling Fault is one of the longest and most significant faults in Australia, extending for at least 1500 km in a north–south orientation near the west coast of southern Western Australia. It is a major geological boundary separating the Arch ...

                                               

Geology of South Australia

South Australia is an Australian state, situated in the southern central part of the country, and featuring some low-lying mountain ranges, the most significant being the Mount Lofty Ranges, which extend into the states capital city, Adelaide, wh ...

                                               

Gnangara Mound

The Gnangara Mound is an area north of Perth, Western Australia where a large mound of sandy soil reaches an elevation of about 60 metres. It stores about 20 cubic kilometres of fresh water, about one hundred times Perths current annual water usa ...

                                               

Grenfell fossil site

The Grenfell fossil site is a paleontological site of late Devonian age in the central west of New South Wales, Australia. It was discovered in the late 1970s and lies near the town of Grenfell, some 370 km west of Sydney, and has been the subjec ...

                                               

Jandakot Mound

The Jandakot Mound, or Jandakot Groundwater Mound, is an unconfined aquifer in south-Western Australia. It is the smaller of the two main shallow aquifers near Perth that together supply about 40% of Perths drinking water. Its highest point lies ...

                                               

Jeebropilly Mine

The Jeebropilly Mine is an open pit coal mine in the Moreton Basin near Amberley in South East Queensland. The mine is owned by New Hope Coal. The mine ceased operations after 25 years of extraction in February 2007. The mines closure left one op ...

                                               

Koroit opal field

The Koroit opal field is an opal mining area in Paroo Shire in South West Queensland, Australia. It is located about 80 km north northwest of Cunnamulla. It is not a town, nor should it be confused with the town of Koroit in rural western Victori ...

                                               

Lake Macquarie Petrified Forest

The Lake Macquarie Petrified Forest is a petrified pine tree forest at Fennell Bay Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia. Geologically it is located in the Permo-Carboniferous strata. The nearest town is Swansea. The petrified forest was fir ...

                                               

Leederville Aquifer

The Leederville Aquifer is a significant freshwater aquifer located in the south west of Western Australia and predominantly beneath the Swan Coastal Plain west of the Darling Scarp. It is located above the Yarragadee Aquifer, and beneath two sup ...

                                               

Lynchs Crater

Lynchs Crater formed about 230.000 years ago during an explosive volcanic eruption, creating a maar on the eastern edge of the Atherton Tableland in Queensland, Australia. Located at an altitude of about 760 m, the crater is about 80 m deep and h ...

                                               

Mammoth Cave (Western Australia)

Mammoth Cave is a large limestone cave 21 km south of the town of Margaret River in south-Western Australia, and about 300 km south of Perth. It lies within the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park and is surrounded by Karri and Marri forest. It has ...

                                               

Mann Ranges

The Mann Ranges are a mountain range in central Australia. It is located in the far northwest of South Australia, with a small section running over the border into the Northern Territory. It is part of the geological region known as the Musgrave ...

                                               

Mittagong Formation

Laid down in the Triassic Period, it may be seen as an interval of interbedded fine-grained sandstone and shale between the Ashfield Shale above and the Hawkesbury sandstone below. The maximum thickness around Sydney may be ten metres. Near Town ...

                                               

Mount Desire Dyke

Mount Desire Dyke is designated place of geological significance. It is located 16 km north-east of Hawker in South Australia, on the edge of the Flinders Ranges. The dyke is a rock structure where heat-softened igneous rock has intruded into cra ...

                                               

Mount Fitch (Northern Territory)

Mount Fitch is a former uranium mining site located in the Northern Territory of Australia 56 kilometres SSE from the centre of Darwin and 13.4 kilometres NE from the town of Batchelor in the locality of Rum Jungle. In 1950 two geologists, named ...

                                               

Mount York Claystone

Mount York Claystone is a narrow band of sedimentary rocks occurring in the Sydney Basin in eastern Australia. This stratum is up to 13 metres thick. Mount York Claystone consists of red brown claystones, of fine‐grained and coarsely oolitic, kao ...

                                               

Officer Basin

The Officer Basin is a large intracratonic sedimentary basin in Australia, lying across the states of South Australia and Western Australia. The Officer Basin is named after Officer Creek which is a watercourse that drains a small part of the bas ...

                                               

Sublime Point

Sublime Point is a feature of the Illawarra Escarpment west of Austinmer. It is a summit on the plateau edge where the escarpment turns to go in a more northerly direction from a more northeasterly direction. The surrounding parkland area was pro ...

                                               

Tamala Limestone

Tamala Limestone is the geological name given to the widely occurring eolianite limestone deposits on the western coastline of Western Australia, between Shark Bay in the north and nearly to Albany in the south. The rock consists of calcarenite w ...

                                               

Wallabi Limestone

Wallabi Limestone is the name given to the dense calcretised, limestone platform that underlies the Wallabi Group of the Houtman Abrolhos, an archipelago off the coast of Western Australia. This platform, which arises abruptly from a flat shelf, ...

                                               

Westside Mine

Westside Mine is a former coal mine located at Wakefield, New South Wales, Australia. The open cut mine was developed to provide coal for the Eraring Power Station. The mine started in 1992 and closed in February 2012 due to exhaustion of mineabl ...

                                               

Yea Flora Fossil Site

The Yea Flora Fossil Site is a roadside cutting on Limestone Road, Yea, Victoria, Australia. It contains fossils of genus Baragwanathia, some of the worlds earliest vascular plants dating back to the late Silurian period, 420 million years ago. T ...

                                               

Aspen Island

Aspen Island, within Lake Burley Griffin, is a man-made island located in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Aspen Island is located on the south-eastern side of the Central Basin of Lake Burley Griffin, adjacent to Kings Park, Pa ...

                                               

Belconnen Town Centre

Belconnen Town Centre is located in the suburb of Belconnen on the south-western shore of Lake Ginninderra in Canberra, Australia. It is the town centre for the Belconnen district. Belconnen Town Centre contains several Federal and Territory gove ...

                                               

Capital Country

Capital Country was the name of one of the sixteen tourism regions of New South Wales, Australia. This geographical division is made for improving commerce, specifically tourism, in the state. The Capital area is one of the oldest settled areas o ...

                                               

Kings Park, Canberra

Kings Park is a park in Canberra, Australia on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin. Kings Park is adjacent to Kings Avenue, on the north side of Lake Burley Griffins Central Basin. The park has a number of community and heritage spaces located withi ...

                                               

Lennox Gardens

Lennox Gardens, a park in Canberra, Australia, lying on the south side of Lake Burley Griffin, close to Commonwealth Avenue Bridge and Albert Hall in the suburb of Yarralumla. Before the construction of Lake Burley Griffin a road ran through the ...

                                               

Mount Coree

Mount Coree is a mountain with an elevation of 1.421 metres AHD that is located within the Brindabella Range on the border between the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales, Australia. The summit of the mountain is located in the Austr ...

                                               

Mount Kelly

Mount Kelly is a mountain with an elevation of 1.829 metres AHD that is the tallest peak in the Scabby Range and is situated on the border of the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales, Australia. The summit of the mountain is located w ...