Mining – demanding work

Small ‘holes’ in the landscape can be seen here and at other points along the Geotrail. These are mines where iron ore was once mined. The iron deposits are associated with the 360 million year old rocks from the Devonian Period which formed at depths of around 3,000 m. You …

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The moor – a woolly cushion

This site is located on the edge of a moor – a frequently encountered landscape feature in the Zollner region. Moorland is created from an accumulation of peat or dead plants which have not fully decomposed due to constant waterlogging. The impermeable quartz rock below the moor and high levels …

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