Saturday, April 30, 2016

500 Million Years Old

Look what I found in Mauritania:

Called the Guelb er Richat, or the Richat Structure

It's an elliptical dome in the western Sahara Desert, also called the Eye of the Sahara.  What a fantastic name (occurs to me that it is straight out of H.P. Lovecraft).  It's about 40 km in diameter - and apparently, not an impact crater.  Geologists believe that it's a magmatic extrusion.

I was just goofing around, half-working on the Sahara desert south of Morocco when I should actually be working on my book.  Ah, well, artists need to rest once in awhile.

3 comments:

Maxwell Joslyn said...

Wow, can you say "wild magic hotzone"?

JB said...

The site of a megadungeon? The birthplace of dragons?

So many possibilities...

Adam said...

Maybe your world's biggest race track. A D&D Olympic sports arena. I'm sure a party could find something interesting in the criminal underground.