Where can I ask a question about geology or earth sciences on Stack Exchange?

I am looking for information about the formation of the Bushmansgat in South Africa.

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    Best thing you can do is go to stackexchange.com/sites?view=grid and look, go to each site and read the description, there has to be something
    – Big Joe
    Jun 1, 2023 at 0:40
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    You've got downvotes because this isn't a very good question: you're asking for a site about earth sciences, when we literally have a site called that. (It's okay to miss stuff – everybody does it! We're voting on the question, not on you as a person.) Meta Stack Exchange is the right place to ask questions like this, so if you're ever confused about a trickier case, feel free to ask here. (Make sure to use the site-recommendation tag.)
    – wizzwizz4
    Jun 1, 2023 at 0:58
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    So when a user who is not very active on the network comes to the main help site of the network and asks an on topic question, we react by downvoting? Just because the user didn't know all the sites of the network? This person tried enough to find MSE, come here and ask. They didn't post on a random site, they didn't ask the actual question here (as we see so often) and what do we do? We downvote. Just because we know the network so well doesn't mean that everyone does. Or should. metaUser, I am sorry your perfectly on topic question is being treated this way.
    – terdon
    Jun 1, 2023 at 9:42
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    @terdon the downvotes could be justified by quoting the tooltip: "This question does not show any research effort". Searching "stackexchange geology" literally brings up the requested community.
    – Lino
    Jun 1, 2023 at 10:21

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I would suggest the Stack Exchange site called Earth Science.

  • Thanks to cocomac for linking to the tour page. (+1 to you for answering the obvious :)) Jun 2, 2023 at 12:33

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