Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
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Video of the ExperienceThis video has been recorded during a quick trip to Elm and the surrounding areas.
Natural Site Details
A view of the Piz Sardona, the Martinsloch, the Glarner Hauptüberschiebung, etc. from the town of Elm
Name: Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
Location: Cantons of Glarus, St. Gallen and Graubünden
Region: Europe and North America
Coordinates: 46.9166666667, 9.2500000000
Date of Inscription: 2008
Reference Number: 1179
Short Description: The Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona in the north-eastern part of the country covers a mountainous area of 32,850 ha which features seven peaks that rise above 3,000 m. The area displays an exceptional example of mountain building through continental collision and features excellent geological sections through tectonic thrust, i.e. the process whereby older, deeper rocks are carried onto younger, shallower rocks. The site is distinguished by the clear three-dimensional exposure of the structures and processes that characterize this phenomenon and has been a key site for the geological sciences since the 18th century. The Glarus Alps are glaciated mountains rising dramatically above narrow river valleys and are the site of the largest post-glacial landslide in the Central Alpine region.
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Me at the Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
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A view of the Piz Sardona, the Martinsloch, the Glarner Hauptüberschiebung, etc. from the town of Elm. Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona | Switzerland