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Gea Norvegica Unesco Global Geopark, Bamble

Type:Other attractions

3960, Stathelle

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Gea Norvegica Unesco Global Geopark, Bamble

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The division between these two rock types is clearly visible in the terrain and is easy to see from Rognstranda. The lovely ice-polished bedrock on Rognstranda is mainly ancient gneisses. ( ca. 1.3 3 billon years old), and they lay deep within a mountain chain.

From the smooth beach bedrock a sharp edge juts up in the east, with "horizontal stripes". These are limestone's that are "only" about 450 million years old. At that time, the continental plate that Norway was a part of lay south of the equator, and the entire country was covered by a shallow tropical sea teeming with life. Remains of the shells from this life make up the limestone's that one sees for example in the small cliff of the other side of Rognstranda. This edge also dominates the landscape along the E 18 highway through Bamble, for example Høgenhei.


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Gea Norvegica Unesco Global Geopark, Porsgrunn, PorsgrunnSouth of Porsgrunn, across Frierfjorden and further into Bamble by Herre, there is an extensive fault, the results of a period of earthquakes about 300 million years ago.

Gea Norvegica Unesco Global Geopark, Siljan, SiljanForested ridges and bare rock surfaces at Siljan! Siljan is dominated by forested areas with knobby hills around a central valley, the Siljan valley.

Gea Norvegica Unesco Global Geopark,Skien, Skien1500 million of years of geological history.