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Nature’s Quarry

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This is an image of a quarry where they used to mine for lime. Nowadays it’s a protected nature area where nature is free to roam. It already is succesful; since a few years a pair of Eagle Owls is breeding there. In the past when i was younger, i would go here at times to dig for fossils and pyrite (fools gold). So it was nice to visit it at the view day. This is an image of a part of a long side of the quarry. You can see the layers very clearly. In the front there is a bit of grass, beyond that is 30 meters down! Always wonderful to see how much influence perspective has on an image!

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11 thoughts on “Nature’s Quarry

  1. looks like a very interesting and beautiful place. I love to dig for fossils, too. When I’m in Greece I find a lot of things from the sea at some hundred meters of height and inside the island so that one can imagine what an immense power has risen this island from the sea. Very interesting, Pieter.

    • Yes, that’s an interesting point you raise there! There is evidence that places which are hunders of meters up, which have been on sea level at earlier times. Our earth is in constant movement, but we get distracted by the relatively slow speed at which this process is unfolding. Very intruiging πŸ™‚

      • I’m a person that is mad about looking for things and collecting. I love shells, stones and fossils. It’s really very interesting to see geological phenomenons. Glad you like that, too.:)

      • πŸ™‚ I’ve stopped collecting things like feathers and stuff, cause i found them catching dust. But other than that, i do like a bit of geology from time to time. Especially vulcanism and earthquakes were subjects i studied in more detail. Enjoy your collecting hobby Mitza πŸ™‚

      • Well, Kefalonia, where I always go, has been hit by several earthquakes in the last decades, and last year it had the magnitude of 8,2 Richter. I was very happy (and lucky) that I was not there, because the damages were terrible.

      • Actually this is not a message to like, so i removed the like πŸ™‚
        That’s impressive, 8,2. Devastating. I think i remember that one. Should look up some details. And yes, that’s fortunate not having to go to such a traumatic experience!

    • Yes, actually quite a lot. To give you an example check https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothosaurus
      This part in particular: Several species have been described from the Lower Muschelkalk in Winterswijk, the Netherlands, including N. marchicus[14] (and its junior synonym[15] N. winterswijkensis[14]) and the recently named N. winkelhorsti.[16]
      Winterswijk is the town where i live.. people are very original with namegiving lol πŸ˜›

  2. Wow! Excellent! You ought to look around for some! πŸ™‚

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