Aspen, Colorado - home to the Rocky Mountains: draws jet-setters from around the globe and presents geologists with a tantalizing geological puzzle to deduce when and why these beautiful mountains arose.
Olivier Galland, University of Oslo, and Caroline Sassier
An ideal place for geologists features most aspects of geology, from sedimentology, tectonics, and volcanism to hydrocarbons; has a warm climate; perfect outcrops; breathtaking landscapes; outstanding food and good wines; and extraordinary inhabitants. This heavenly place has a name: Neuquén.
The Swartberg Mountains in the Western Cape province of South Africa are considered to be one of the finest exposed fold mountain chains in the world. Two dramatic passes afford the geologist unparalleled views of Paleozoic quarzitic sandstones folded spectacular fashion.
Angus M. Robinson and Christine Edgoose, Geological Society of Australia
‘Big Red’ country, encapsulated in Australia’s first National Landscape - Australia’s Red Centre is now being recognised as a major draw for global travellers seeking outstanding geotourism experiences in the country.