Geigerhölzl am Eckbichl, Bayern, Germany
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N 47° 46.863 E 012° 08.756
33T E 286208 N 5295910
Geigerhölzl am Eckbichl, Bayern, Germany
Waymark Code: WMDP2N
Location: Bayern, Germany
Date Posted: 02/08/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
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45 million years ago, an ocean seperated europe from the african continent. The alps did not exist at this time. The rock of the current alps was many kilometers to the south. About 45 to 55 million years ago, the „Neubeurer rocks“ settled at the border of the european continent. The „Geiger Hölzl“ in the „Eckbichl“ is one such rock.

The alpine rock was moved to the north by the continental drift and this started to form the alps. The rocks were seperated from the shelf and the rising and north-moving alps transported them like wood shavings to their current location, for example in the area of Neubeuern.

During this process the originally horizontal layers were aligned vertically. Through glacial erosion , the cliffy layers were transformed into the round hills for example, the Neubeurer Schlossberg (Castle Hill) and the Eckbichl.

During the phases of deposition of the rock, the environmental conditions changed often which resulted in different types of rock being formed. For example, the deep alluvium of the open sea was transformed into globigerine clay, which now forms the bedrock between Dandlberg and Hinterhör. The rock ,which was originally deposited closer to the land, often consist of quartzous sand rocks, just like here at the Eckbichl . From the bank where the deposition originally had been, the sand changes from fine to coarse the further away you go.

The coarser types of the sand stone were later used to make mill stones, the finer ones as grindstones. The quarry „Geiger Hölzl“ in the Eckbichl was probably founded to cut millstones. In the „Wolfsschlucht“ (Wolfes gorge) in the Schlossberg (Castle Hill) of Neubeuren grindstones and whetstones were mainly cut.

This ancient, south european ocean, swarmed with sea life, from protozoa to sharks. Traces can still be found as fossils in the rocks.

The „Geiger Hölzl“ in the Eckbichl is, as also known as the Millstone Quarry Hinterhör, part of the „Schiffleutwanderweg“ in Neubeuren
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