Grube Messel
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Eibacher Kuckuck
N 49° 55.022 E 008° 45.395
32U E 482524 N 5529434
Quick Description: Die Grube Messel wurde 1995 zum UNESCO-Weltnaturerbe ernannt | The Messel Pit was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995
Location: Hessen, Germany
Date Posted: 1/5/2014 10:47:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMJVWX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tervas
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Long Description:
[DE] Die Grube Messel in Messel im Landkreis Darmstadt-Dieburg in Hessen ist ein stillgelegter Ölschiefer-Tagebau. Wegen der hervorragenden Qualität der dort geborgenen Fossilien aus dem Eozän wurde sie 1995 zum UNESCO-Weltnaturerbe ernannt.

Quelle: Wikipedia

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Grube Messel (visit link)
UNESCO (visit link)


[EN] The Messel Pit is a disused quarry near the village of Messel, (Landkreis Darmstadt-Dieburg, Hesse) about 35 km (22 mi) southeast of Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Bituminous shale was mined there. Because of its abundance of fossils, it has significant geological and scientific importance. After almost becoming a landfill, strong local resistance eventually stopped these plans and the Messel Pit was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site on 9 December 1995. Significant scientific discoveries are still being made and the site has increasingly become a tourism site as well.

Source: Wikipedia (visit link)

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Grube Messel (visit link)
UNESCO (visit link)
Type: Natural

Reference number: 720

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