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Earthcache Event - 9 or 15 October

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It is the official Earthcache Day on 10 October (Sunday). We however will be working. But we can have an event on either the day before (Saturday 9th) - or the end of International science Week - 15 October.

 

I am thinking of getting a friend of mine to take us to a stromatolite bed about 45km down the coast from Abu Dhabi (towards Ruwais) and to talk about stromatolites and fossil formation. I will then use this as a site for a new EarthCache and all that come along will be able to log a find on the new Earthcache once it's published too. so yopu'll get an Event cache and Earthcache - plus it is a new area with no traditional caches - so some potential for you to place a traditional while you are there too.

 

Anyone keen? what date is your preference?

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It is the official Earthcache Day on 10 October (Sunday). We however will be working. But we can have an event on either the day before (Saturday 9th) - or the end of International science Week - 15 October.

 

I am thinking of getting a friend of mine to take us to a stromatolite bed about 45km down the coast from Abu Dhabi (towards Ruwais) and to talk about stromatolites and fossil formation. I will then use this as a site for a new EarthCache and all that come along will be able to log a find on the new Earthcache once it's published too. so yopu'll get an Event cache and Earthcache - plus it is a new area with no traditional caches - so some potential for you to place a traditional while you are there too.

 

Anyone keen? what date is your preference?

 

Sounds interesting. How about combining it with the Eid break and perhaps more might attend?

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Most likely we will be in.

 

Leo

 

According to Earthcache.org - it has to be during international Science week to qualify as an offical Earthcache event

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So sad - the spot near Abu Dhabi i went to scout out yesterday - had fallen prey to dredgers and building!!!!!

 

Unfortunately here that is called "progress"!! :)

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Anyone have any ideas on a really good geological site - within easy reach of Dubai / Abu Dhabi = and no newed to pass through the Oman border post?

 

Woul;d prefer something WOW than more sabkha or sand dunes

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Try here: N24 2.250 E054 28.962 Erosion is sometimes a cool process.

 

Looks interesting - are those ridges visible on Google Earth natural or from tyre tracks?

 

Please post a photo or two

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Grant,

 

Sounds a great idea - wish I was still in UAE to share a master class. I've got my eye on some ECs to do in the UK.

 

Thanks for introducing me to ECs

 

Good luck with the event

 

Andy

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Grant - sent you a picture of the formations to your masdar email. I tried to upload a link here but no joy.

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THWARTED!!!!!

 

everything i've tried so far has drwan a blank. I need a quick reply please.

 

Potential locations I have visited for a geological event have all drawn a blank:

 

Stromatolites being dredged

A rocky outcrop with graves fenced off

A museum - closed for renovation

A great spot or two in the desert - a little remorte for a first timers event - and better suited to a more organised convoy (Avanclan or peaseacraft need to help:) )

 

So how about a cup of coffee or juice at my home - and I can give a presentation on how to develop an earth cache?

 

Let me know.

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Carbon Hunter, sorry to hear that.

 

But your idea of a HOWTO meeting sounds very interesting.

If the date fits, you can count me in (09.10 isn't possible, 15. or 16.10 should work)

 

Markus_CaliIII

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OK - check out GC2FY3D

 

A meet n greet over coffee at my place.

 

Get some ideas on places you may like to place an EC - and we'll see if we can get you ready to roll.

 

We'll try get Cincol to skype in and give some tips on places and experiences too.

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Awaiting publication

 

But 15 October - 10h30 - Khalifa City "A" - Abu Dhabi - will post the link once it's published

 

Insallah will be a cyber attendee!

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