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Ystebøtræet, Radøy

Ystebøtræet

18.06.2018

Anatase

Matskorhæ

12.03.2018

Mining pit in the steep slope at Froastad.

Froastad

19.05.2018

The farms on Toska lie on moraine soils from the Herdla moraine.

Toska

18.06.2018

The peat bogs on Toska have been mined for peat since 1946, when the island got electricity. In this treeless coastal landscape, peat was the most important source of energy, and this took quite a toll on the bogs.

Garnets at Vågenes

Vågenes

18.06.2018

On Vågenes, on one of the prominences out toward Eitrevågen, one finds garnets in anorthosite. The garnets are both older, and not least bigger, than average.

The smallholding Træet, Askøy

Træet

30.03.2018

Amateur geologist Torgeir Garmo at work taking out crystals from the rock.

Ågotnes- crystals

12.03.2018

Road cuts and blast areas are a joy to rock collectors, even if the disturbance to nature is ever so disfiguring. These are the best kinds of places to hunt for crystals, which otherwise are removed by weather and wind. In the Ågotnes area there are especially many beautiful crystals to be found.

Vinnesholmen, Fusa

Vinnesholmen

21.11.2018

Skerries with a long history

Møkstrafjordøyane

12.03.2019

The sea keeps the bedrock in the outer skerries smooth and clean. When the bedrock is also varied and interesting, the setting is perfect for a discovery tour of these bare-faced outcrops.

From Grønafjellet toward Kattnakken.

Grønafjellet

19.06.2018

Mountain plants with their beautiful, colourful flowers are common in high altitude areas in Norway. On the coast there are not so many of them. But, here and there one nonetheless finds mountain plants, and this makes some coastal mountainsides a little bit different. Perhaps the growth on these mountainsides gives us a little glimpse of a distant past?

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