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

Ågotnes- crystals

12.03.2018 - 13:07

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.

Øvre Kvernes

Kvernes

16.06.2018 - 17:25

Håkons Hall, Domkirken Church, Bergen Børs Stock Exchange, Permanenten and other well known buildings in Bergen are decorated with soapstone from Øvre Kvernes. The quarry is a big hole in the mountainside by the cliff just east of the farm buildings.

Lurøyane

Lurøyane

16.06.2018 - 18:49

Ystebøtræet, Radøy

Ystebøtræet

18.06.2018 - 20:08

Hana

Hana

12.03.2018 - 13:16

Skreien

Skreien

12.03.2018 - 13:16

From a soapstone quarry at Lykling

Lykling- soapstone

22.08.2018 - 15:58

The old limestone quarry is today rebuilt and become Moster Amfi.

Moster amfi

18.06.2018 - 20:18

Siggjo from the south. (Svein Nord)

Siggjo

18.06.2018 - 20:21

Siggjo is a cone-shaped, volcano-like mountaintop in the part of Hordaland where one finds the best preserved volcanic rocks. The rock types originate from one or several volcanoes that spewed out glowing lava and ash. But, the shape of the mountain, as it appears today, formed later and by completely different forces.

Urangsvågen-Rubbestadneset

Urangsvågen-Rubbestadneset

07.12.2018 - 14:29

In 1868 the first stone workers came to Rubbestadneset to take out the granite for the Skoltegrunns Pier, predecessor of the Skoltegrunns wharf in Bergen. Later granite was also taken out from the area, around Innværs Fjord and UransvågenN. The activity probably peaked around 1900, with over 40 men at work. 15 years later, it was finished.

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