A geological pilgrimage to the Cave of Crystals, Chihuahua, Mexico

This month’s Accretionary Wedge, hosted by  life as a geologist, asks bloggers to discuss a geologically cool place that they would love to go or have been to, a sort of  'geological pilgrimage.'  This place should be: "geologically unique,  relatively remote, and requires some difficulty to get to. If you have already done your geological …

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Submarine slide captured off Gabon in 2005

"Submarine slide initiation and evolution offshore Pointe Odden, Gabon — Analysis from annual bathymetric data 2004–2009". Check out this paper from the coast of Gabon, where the authors use repeat multibeam surveys to capture a large-scale slope failure very near the coast.  They estimate that more than 2 million cubic meters of sediment were evacuated …

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