Porphyrfächer im Tharandter Wald

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  • Vanessa Kopp

    In the 19th century, a roughly 40 meter wide and 22 meter high "quartz-poor porphyry" was visible through a quarry. About 290 million years ago, porphyry magma escaped explosively from the “Grunder column”. The material buried valleys and valleys and gradually cooled down. When cooling down, the volume decreased - first on the surface, then ever deeper. As a result, cracks formed until the columnar rock segregation ultimately emerged.

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    • August 3, 2020

  • manulie

    The fan is the highlight of the circular hiking trail. It is fascinating and unique. Here you can see the forces of nature.
    The information boards are very well designed and interesting.

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    • June 10, 2019

  • manulie

    The fan is the highlight of the circular hiking trail. It is fascinating and unique. Here you can see the forces of nature.
    The information boards are very well designed and interesting.

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    • June 10, 2019

  • Explorer

    Geological open-air museum very imposing

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    • September 19, 2015

  • Markus

    Be sure to look at the information board. Very interesting!

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    • April 29, 2019

  • Markus

    Be sure to look at the information board. Very interesting!

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    • April 29, 2019

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