Talk:Hoodoo (geology)

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Pinnacles and spires[edit]

Before reading this article I didn't know a pinnacle from a spire from a hoodoo. Now I know that the pictures I took in Mexico were of spires. One thing I noticed, though, is that although the article links to pinnacle and spire, both of those articles deal only with the architectural meanings of the words and not the geological formations. Is there a geologist in the house who would like to include the alternate meanings in those articles? SWAdair | Talk 07:57, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)


This picture was in the old Hoodoos article, now a redirect.

Hoodoos East of Drumheller, Alberta Photo: G Larson

I'm not quite sure where, or whether, to put it in, as this article refers to the Bryce Canyon hoodoos almost exclusively. It's a nice picture, though. Joyous 02:53, Feb 2, 2005 (UTC)

Frost Heaving vs. Frost Wedging[edit]

There is a link pointing to uncreated article Frost Wedging in this section: Hoodoo_(geology)#Hoodoo_formation_in_Bryce_Canyon. However, there is an existing article under the name, Frost_heaving. I think they're two names for the same process but was too chicken to edit it in case I was wrong. I heard a process of the same definition called Freeze/Thaw and Frost Action, and that was just in school.

What's the opinion of you lot? Empty Book 23:35, 9 January 2006 (UTC)

Goblin Valley Hoodoos[edit]

Goblin Valley in central Utah is the home of some smaller hoodoos.–— Here is a picture I took ion April 2006:

Click me

Phil KonstantinGoblin Valley Photos

More photos[edit]

Skoch3 (talk) 02:49, 29 March 2009 (UTC): I uploaded some photos of tent rock in Tent Rocks park, Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico. I'm going to post one of them in the gallery on the article page.

Merge proposal: Hoodoo (geology) & Fairy chimney[edit]

This entry and Fairy chimney appear to discuss the same topic. - Best, Ev (talk) 20:18, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

I just merged them as there's not really any reason to have both articles (and both said they were the same thing anyway). ···日本穣? · Talk to Nihonjoe 22:20, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

Problem with merger[edit]

Of the two original articles, apparently one focused on these structures with sedimentary rock environments and the other within volcanic rock environments. The two were then just smashed together such that the early part of the article defined them as being in sedimentary rocks, and then a formation section talked only of volcanic rocks. I notice someone previously had placed some clarification needed tags. I have tried to do some reconciliation of these portions, but the article needs further cleanup and harmonization. LadyofShalott 19:15, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

I've attempted some internationalisation of terminology in the captions, and added a fr:Cheminée de fée as well. Best to include the local names, I think. --Pete Tillman (talk) 06:49, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

hoodoo etymology?[edit]

Where does the non-English name come from?--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 23:55, 1 May 2016 (UTC)