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The Online Geography Game

Contest #372


November 28th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | 17 comments

Contest #371 answer: Nanisivik mine and town

From 1976 to 2002, Nanisivik, located on northern Baffin Island, Nunavut, was the site of a zinc, lead and silver mine.

As part of its history, it was part of a trade by Mineral Resources International of Calgary involving the rights to a sulfur deposit in Mexico.

The mine was shut down in 2002 and the town now no longer exists. This is what it looks like now:



Those who found the mother lode before abandonment:

  • mehmet durmus
  • Phil Ower
  • Charley Seavey
  • krenek
  • steve willis
  • Eloy Cano
  • rob de wolff
  • Lighthouse
  • hhgygy
  • Garfield
  • Walter_V_R

With the hint:

November 28th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #371 hint

Before you could find me here, I was involved in a swap for yellow stuff.

November 26th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #371


November 21st, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | 12 comments

Contest #370 answer: Wentworth Woodhouse, South Yorkshire, UK

Wentworth Woodhouse is the largest privately-owned house in Europe.
The facade is 180 meters long (606 feet for you at the other side the pond) and it has 365 rooms.


It was built in the early 18th century and privately owned ever since.
The current owner is 90 years old and decided to sell the hous.
Asking price is £ 7,000,000,- which doesn’t seems much. But you will get a renovation report with your purchase, advising you to do some restoration work for about £ 40,000,000,-


O well,

Those who made an offer:

  • Walter_V_R
  • Garfield
  • Eloy Cano
  • hhgygy
  • rob de wolff
  • mehmet durmus
  • krenek
  • R Hays
  • steve willis
  • Phil Ower
  • Lighthouse

– Hint –

  • Luís Filipe Miguel
  • Chris Nason
  • Bill Close
  • Charley Seavey
  • Steve Hoge

This concludes another series.
Winners are Garfield and Lighthouse. Congrats, boys!

And it was also my last contest that I drew up for you.
My five years are over and it makes me a bit sad to leave you all.

I’m gonna miss you all.

But you will be in good hands. Andrew Giles (ACG) and Paul Franson will take over from me and I am sure that they will come up with some amazing contests, as they are renowned players in this contest.
I wish them all succes and from me it is: So long and thanks for all the fish



November 21st, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 comments


If you see this post, the transfer  of this site to the new host is done!

November 20th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

Contest #370 hint

If you buy this house, you’ll get a room for each day in the year

November 19th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 comments

Contest #370


November 14th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | 16 comments

Not Contest #370 answer: Lo Manthang, Upper Mustang, Nepal

Mustang is the former Kingdom of Lo which ended in 2008 when Nepal became a republic. The walled city of Lo Manthang is its capital.


It is the part of an ancien trade route between Nepal and Tibet, trough the Kora La pass of the Himalaya.

Those who found the wrong picture:

  • steve willis
  • Garfield
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower

November 14th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #370 problem

When I took the screenshot for contest #370 early last week, the image shown on the contest popped up. The image date in Google Earth is 12/22/2013. However when you go to the same location now, somehow the image has been replaced by an older version, with image date 10/25/2011. The newer image of the contest still shows up when you click on the ‘historic imagery icon’.

(Thanks to Steve Willis and Phil Ower for alerting me)

Because of this I decided to skip this weeks contest and come up with a new contest #370 next Friday, feel free to submit your answer, however it won’t be added to your score

Here is the current imagery:
370 problem.

November 12th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 comments