THE TERRACE THAT LEFT FOR THE CITY
When the Masfjord glacier stopped calving innermost in the fjord, a large delta got deposited, both in Matresdalen and in Litlematre. Gravel quarries were opened early on in these terraces. The sand was transported by sand ships to Bergen. The picture from the middle of the 1950s of the gravel quarry at Litlematre shows clearly the terrace level from the delta deposit when the sealevel was 64 metres higher than today at the end of the last Ice Age. Today, the sand is gone, but the smooth-polished mountainsides still show how high the terrace had reached.