Geotraveller 38 – Canadian Rocky Mountains

Geology of the Canadian Rocky Mountain National Parks: Fold Mountains and Glacial Landforms. The landforms and spectacular scenery of the Canadian Rocky Mountains have been internationally known since building of the railways that crossed the continental divide. In 1886, the general manager of Canadian Pacific Rail was quoted as saying …

Geotraveller 37 – Methana, Greece

Geology of the Methana Peninsula, Greece: volcanism in the Peloponnese. Methana is located on the east coast of the Peloponnese, in the southern part of Greece. The Methana Peninsula projects northward into the Saronic Gulf, connected to the Peloponnese by a narrow gooseneck. The Peloponnese is also a peninsula, separated …

Geotraveller 36 – Milos, Greece

Geology and mining history of Milos Island, Greece: bimodal volcanism and mineral resources. Milos is part of the Cycladic archipelago, Greece, a group of approximately 30 islands located in the Aegean Sea to the south of the mainland. The Cyclades appeared to the ancient Greeks as a wheel, or cycle, …

Geotraveller 35 – Yosemite, USA

Geology of Yosemite National Park, California: canyons, granitic monoliths and waterfalls. The Yosemite National Park, which is also a world heritage site, is situated in eastern California, USA. The park occurs in a spectacular section of the Sierra Nevada and covers an area of more than 3,000 km2. The Sierra …

Geotraveller 34 – South-western Uganda

Geology of National Parks of South-western Uganda: basement terranes and volcanism in the Albertine Rift. South-western Uganda is situated between the savannahs of the East African plateau and the low-lying, tropical rainforests of central Africa. This is reflected by a great diversity of ecosystems and wildlife. The plateau has an …

Geotraveller 33 – Corinth and Zakynthos, Greece

Gulf Of Corinth and Zakynthos, Greece: active tectonism and ancient cultures. The Gulf of Corinth is a narrow, 120 km-long east-west trending indentation in the coastline of western Greece. The eastern limit of the gulf terminates near the Corinth Canal which links the Aegean and Ionian Seas. The western extremity …

Geotraveller 32 – Monument Valley, USA

Monument Valley, Utah-Arizona: mesas, buttes, pinnacles, and spires in a desert landscape. Monument Valley is an area of spectacular desert landscapes located on the Utah-Arizona border, USA. Despite covering only 13 km2, this locality is universally known, having featured in many films and television series. The mesas (flat-topped hills), buttes, …