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Geologisch Monument Vrouwenheide EarthCache

Hidden : 10/17/2007
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Geocache Description:

A sedimentary hill that is different from the area around it.

On the plateau van Ubachsberg and Huls are several hills. These are the remains of the tertiary delta, of which the marl-lowlands is a part. The shallow slopes form the area "Vrouwenheide", and can be seen from far away. From the parking lot, at the east side of the hill, a path runs into the forest. Instead of Löss, like in the entire area around the hill, you will find pebbles at the surface. it is special that these pebbles consist mainly of flintstones, milkquartz and quartzit. A specific pebble that one will find in the pebbles of Vrouwenheide, is the kiezeloöliet. It consists of a light grey mass, in which many small colored, egg-shaped grains are located. These shapes are originally "glued-in" lime particles, which came into being in the ocean due to sedimentation of many thin layers of lime around a small core. Later the lime dissolved due to the introduction of silicon dioxide; the structure however stayed the same. remarkable is the large number of larger stones in this layer of pebbles. Extremely special is the presence of yellowish reddish sand, coming from the Oligocene, that can be found in some pits underneath this layer. The bright color is known from soils from the subtropics, and is caused by high levels of iron and aluminum in the sand. The presence of this sand also proves that the area of Vrouwenheide was part of the Ardennes Delta during the Pleistocene. From this hill however you will have a magnificent view from the younger Pleistoce Landscape. At the end of the Tertiary, about 2.2 million years ago this hill formed the northern riverwall of the Eastern Meusse. During the youngest part of this epoch (1.7 million years ago) this river flooded, creating the eldest valley of the West Meusse.

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The questions to answer are:
1.) What is the other name for this hill at Vrouwenheide?
2.) What do they call these kind of hills (heuvelrestanten)?
3.) What seems to be at the same height as this hill, causing people to think it is the highest point of the Netherlands?

When you log this cache, you need to add 1 picture:

A picture with your GPS and a kiezeloöliet together at the highest point of the hill The location of this hill is at: N50° 50.798 E005° 57.228

De vragen in het Nederlands:
1.) Wat is de andere naam voor deze heuvel bij Vrouwenheide?
2.) Hoe noemen ze dit type heuvel (heuvelrestanten)?
3.) Wat lijkt op dezelfde hoogte te liggen als deze heuvel, waardoor mensen dachten dat deze heuvel het hoogste punt van nederland was?

Plaats de volgende foto bij je log:
Een foto met je GPS en een kiezeloöliet samen met het hoogste punt van de berg. De locatie van deze heuvel is: N50° 50.798 E005° 57.228


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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