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Ask- jordbær

12.06.2018

Strawberry-growing on Askøy flourished in the beginning of the last century. When gardener Samson Eik took in the type "Seierherren" from Rosendal in 1909 for growing strawberries on Hop, it appeared that the soil and climate in this area was perfect for the mass production of strawberries.

Bergesfjellet

Bergesfjellet

12.03.2018

Kjerringafjellet

Bergsdalen

13.12.2018

The mountains of western Norway are lovely to wander in. In Cambro-Silurian time it was the mountain itself that wandered. The mountain, or more correctly the bedrock, first moved eastward, then back a bit westward again. All this rocking back and forth in the mountains ended about 400 million years ago.

Fossil scree

Buadalsbrotet

12.03.2019

Dalskarvatnet

Dalskarvatnet–Dyvikvågen

17.12.2018

Many of the fossils one finds on Stord are related to fossils of the same age found in North America. Scientists thinks this indicates that the bedrock on Stord was much nearer to America at that time than today.

A zone with nuggets from the inner earth.

Drøna

12.03.2018

Einstapevoll

Einstapevoll- slates

06.05.2019

“On the country of Wallestrand…the rock almost everywhere appears to be of a slate-like substance, be it at the seashore, on the farms or in their distant fields”.

Eclogite bedrock at Ådnefjellet.

Eldsfjellet

13.12.2018

The eclogites in western Norway were formed when Precambrian basement rocks were squeezed and pressed down under great pressure deep under the Caledonian mountain chain. The process may well have triggered some of the deepest earthquakes the world has ever known. The clearest traces of this drama are found in and around Mt. Eldsfjellet, in peaceful Meland.

Espevik

Espevik

03.01.2019

220 million years ago, glowing hot molten rock masses intruded into fractures in the earth's crust in the outer parts of Hordaland. Some of these are believed to have reached the surface and formed lava flows, which since have been eroded away by wind and weather. But, most of these flows solidified into diabase sills before they got to the surface.

Mining pit in the steep slope at Froastad.

Froastad

19.05.2018

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