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Shqiperia Earthcache #1 - Former river-channel EarthCache

Hidden : 08/08/2007
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Geocache Description:

This earthcache will take you to the beautiful valley near the Boga village in georgeous Albanian Alps. You will find a very interesting object, which was created by water erosion in the former river-channel from the pudding stone.

Pudding stone is a conglomerate rock made up of a mixture of different, irregular sized grains and pebbles held together by a finer matrix, usually formed from quartz sand. The sedimentary rock is formed in river channels and may contain various minerals such as chromite, corundum, platinum, diamond, gold, sapphire, and zircon. Its name is said to derive from a resemblance to Christmas pudding.
Erosion is the detachment of earth material from the surface. Once detached, agents like water or wind transport the material to a new location where it is deposited. The most ubiquitous form of erosion is that done by water.
The water erotion is the breakdown of solid rock into smaller particles and its removal by water.

There are three classes of erosion by water:
(a) splash erosion occurs when raindrops strike bare soil, causing it to splash, as mud, to flow into spaces in the soil and to turn the upper layer of soil into a structureless, compacted mass that dries with a hard, largely impermeable crust;
(b) surface flow occurs when soil is removed with surface run-off during heavy rain
(c) channelised flow occurs when a flowing mixture of water and soil cuts a channel, which is then deepened by further scouring. A minor erosion channel is called a rill, a larger channel a gully.

If you want to log this cache, you have to complete two tasks:
1) how big is (approximately) the highest tower of the object?
2) take a picture of you in front of the object and upload the image to your log.

There is a shop and pub in the village, and if you will kindly ask the friendly owner, you can sleep in your tent in his garden (experience from 2007). V roce 2007 jsme spali ve stanu na zahrade majitele mistniho obchodu a hospody, je mozne, ze vam to umozni v pripade potreby i ted, kdyz tak napiste nejake zkusenosti, jak to tam dnes vypada se sluzbama. Hezky vylet po krasne Albanii :)

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