I did not have the slightest idea how many sheep cakes there are in the world.
Happy Bday, again, to Carl and Newby, ( and to Bobbi on monday and to Renato soon and to me on thursday ;P )
The answer to the quick shot Name that Lava was, as Sissel pointed out correctly Makhtesh Ramon
All the photoshopping did not help. Sissel blew my riddle within an hour.
Alan ! please give me some lessons in how to be really evil.
Original image from Wikimedia left and my version is to the right.
So the ranking is now:
5 Diana Barnes
|2 Doug Merson
2 Stephanie Alice Halford
2 Henri, Liet Kynes
1 Inge B
1 Heather B
1 Alan C
Quote: Sissel says: August 24, 2012 at 17:01
“Giv’at Ga’ash, a black hill in the north of the makhtesh was once an active volcano which erupted thousands of years ago and caused it to be covered in lava which quickly cooled in the open air, converting it into basalt. Limestone covered by basalt can also be found in smaller black hills in the southern part of the makhtesh, including Karnei Ramon.
Shen Ramon (Ramon’s Tooth) is a rock made of magma which hardened whilst underground. It later rose up through cracks in the Earth’s surface, and today stands in striking contrast with the nearby creamy coloured southern wall of the crater, as a black sharp-edged rockIn the centre of the makhtesh is Ha-Minsara (The Carpentry Shop), a low hill made up of black prismatic rocks, and interestingly, the rectangular pipes on the side of the hill are made of the same sort of sand found on beaches. As such, this is the only place in the world where prisms made of heated sand turned into liquid which, in cooling naturally formed rectangular and hexagonal prisms, can be seen. These prisms lost no space in the middle during formation.”
More Info at:
- Makhtesh Ramon, Visitors Center, Bio-ramon, Geological and Archaeolog
- Virtual Israel Experience
- An Insiders Guide touring Israel
- The Ramon Crater
- The Best of Makhtesh Ramon
Falafel: Again a point for Sissel
Alans Riddle is still not solved.
Yes, German, sub-marine hydrothermally altered lava may exist, but it’s not me; I suppose I’m just a bit of an ole’ ‘rusty’ prototype rock!
What is my name?
What do I look like!
Spica ( who does not like Falafel)
Expect another post by me, as soon as i find out what the correct answer to Name that Lava #1 was, and if Carl still lets me write posts.