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Red Verrucano, Swizerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member luzzi-reloaded
N 47° 03.838 E 009° 23.574
32T E 529834 N 5212347
Quick Description: Red Verrucano, Swizerland
Location:
Date Posted: 2/10/2012 8:06:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMDPD0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
Views: 3

Long Description:
Verrucano rocks vary from fine-grained sandstone to coarse-grained conglomerate. Generally they have a characteristic red to violet colour. Green spots in the rocks are caused by chemical reduction of iron compounds.
Verrucano developed in a dry desert landscape with highly weathered mountains. The rare rains swept large amounts of dust and sand from these mountains to the lowlands. The material was deposited there as sand or gravel and hardened later on.
These sediments are particularly widespread in the area between the Rhine Valley, Seeztal and lake Walensee. During the Ice Age the Linth-glacier transported a lot of Verrucano from the Glarus region to the lowlands.
In the past these red stones were often used as building blocks. Today they are especially popular for decoration.
Waymark is confirmed to be publicly accessible: yes

Access fee (In local currency): .00

Requires a high clearance vehicle to visit.: no

Requires 4x4 vehicle to visit.: no

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

Public Transport available: Not Listed

Website reference: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
No specific requirements, just have fun visiting the waymark.
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