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Under the grass fields lie large quantities of sand and gravel.

Nedre Helland- Sand Quarries

13.12.2018

The three spades in the municipal coat of arms for Modalen are sand spades. Sand quarrying has brought income and employment. As much as 70,000-80,0000 tonnes of sand and gravel left the municipality each year since the turn of the millennium, to be used as cementing sand. Why is Modalen endowed with so much sand?

Vikøy

Tveit

18.12.2017

Rekve

19.06.2018

Ole Bull-akademiet

19.06.2018

Sigbjørn Berhoft Osa and Ole Bull - Akademiet

Ole Bull's villa, Valestrand

Valestrand

18.06.2018

Sketch showing the process of formation of an esker.

Langavassfjellet

29.03.2018

Moraine ridges, Fruo.

Fruo

26.05.2018

At Fruo, nature has built its own little "Chinese wall ". Some kilometers south of the Vøringsfossen waterfall, there are a number of moraine ridges, the longest and most notable of their kind in Hordaland.

The Eidfjord terrace as seen from Lægreid, presumably in the early 1900s.

Hæreid- geology

28.11.2018

The Eidfjord terrace is a gigantic ridge that reaches up more than one hundred metres from the city centre in Eidfjord. It serves as a powerful natural monument left behind by the ice when it retreated.

From Helland toward the end of the valley with the Skrikjo waterfall.

Opedal

03.12.2018

Rindarne moraine

29.03.2018

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