Arizona

Lavender Pit

This is the Lavender Pit, part of the Copper Queen Mine in Bisbee, Arizona. The Phelps Dodge Corporation began work on this huge hole in 1951, but they had to move 46 million tons of material before they reached the…

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Wednesday, 25th October 2006

Tonto Natural Bridge

This is the Tonto Natural Bridge near Payson, AZ – which is less like a natural bridge and more like a natural tunnel. The creekbed disappears into the 50 metre-high tunnel for around 120 metres – the two entrances you…

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Monday, 19th June 2006

Lake Powell

I was reading some old comments on the site and rediscovered this fabulous swirling water on Lake Powell. However this beautiful sight isn’t quite as innocent as it first seems. On closer inspection you can identify the boat that’s causing…

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Saturday, 13th May 2006

Giant Triangle

Here’s a mystery for a Friday morning – why is there a giant equilateral triangle in the desert near the city of Surprise, Arizona? And why does the city have such a silly name? It looks to me like it…

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Friday, 24th March 2006

Fina’s Tree

This is Fina’s Tree which at 110 feet, is the tallest tree in the whole of Tucson, Arizona. The story goes that back in 1910 a storm hit the city, and uprooted the young Red Gum tree, which was discovered…

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Tuesday, 25th October 2005

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

This is the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, a few kilometres east of my last post, in Arizona. The monument consists of the ruins of multiple structures constructed by the Hohokam, farmers who lived here from the early 1200s. In…

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Thursday, 20th October 2005
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Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

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