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Wednesday, 12 February 2014

One of the Strangest Landforms That I Ever Seen (Siberia, Russia)

One of the Strangest Landforms That I Ever Seen (Siberia, Russia)

Hi,
Searching the Internet, I found that this landform has a
number of names by which it is known. They include the
“Eagle Nest,” “Patomsky Crater,” and “Patom Cone.” I like
“Patom Cone” because it is nongeneric as to its origin.

I found one paper about the Patom Cone that argues it to
be a "cryovolcano." This paper is:

Alekseyev V.R., 2012. Cryovolcanism and the mystery
of the Patom cone. Geodynamics & Tectonophysics.
vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 289–307. doi:10.5800/GT-2012-3-3-0075.

PDF file at
http://popovgeo.professorjournal.ru/c/document_library/get_file?p_l_id=22997&folderId=69343&name=DLFE-36927.pdf
and http://gt.crust.irk.ru/images/upload/tblarticle83/magazin83.pdf

Abstract at http://gt.crust.irk.ru/article_83.html
and http://gt.crust.irk.ru/magazin2012_3.en.html

Unfortunately the main text is it Russian and My wife is
to busy at work to translate it for me this week. As a
result, I do not know the specifics of the arguments that
this paper makes.

An extended abstract about this landform is:

Ermolin, E., O. Ingerov, and А. Saviсhev, 2012, Results of
AMT survey of Patom crater area. Extended Abstract, 21st
EM Induction Workshop Darwin, Australia, July 25-31, 2012.
http://www.21emiw.com/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=117868

Additional web pages are:

Fifth Expedition to the Patom Crater Gives Striking
Results, Lake Baikal Fund, July 27, 2011
http://baikalfund.ru/eng/news/article.wbp?article_id=480b33b9-7ac6-4e36-b390-7b6ddf10f804

Imaggeo on Mondays: Pitter-patter of little paws in Patomsky
crater. by Dmitry Demezhko, Geolog, European Geosciences
Union, February 10, 2014.
http://geolog.egu.eu/2014/02/10/imaggeo-on-mondays-pitter-patter-of-little-paws-in-patomsky-crater/

There is even a Wikipedia page about it at:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patomskiy_crater

For the people, who have Google Earth the location of this
landform is 59.28449°N 116.58954° (59.28449°N 116.58954°E)

Yours,

Paul H.