Ammassalik / Tasiilaq
- Geology by Boat 1 - East Greenland
With little vegetation covering the land, the geology is all
out on display. I remember reading somewhere that the
rocks in this part of Greenland were very old, not as old as
the 3-4 billion year old ones in parts of Western Greenland
which are amongst the oldest on earth, but still a very respectable
1-2 billion years old. The problem is I'm not a geologist and
so while I get quite fascinated looking at rocks, I can only
wonder at their origin and how they became the way they are.
I think these are a mixture of granites and gneisses, but what
do I know - I'm a biologist really.
Picture copyright Paul Ward 2009.
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